KENNEWICK, Wash., -- As the Air Stagnation Advisory continues throughout the region, the air quality continues to get worse.
With stagnant air overhead, dust particles and other pollutants become trapped near the surface with almost nowhere to go; except into our lungs.
Dr. Amy Person with the Benton Franklin Health District says despite potential health risks when the air quality worsens there is only one surefire way to protect yourself.
"Unfortunately when air quality does go down about the only thing you can do to try to prevent problems is to limit the time that you spend outdoors particularly the time you spend outdoors doing anything strenuous," says Dr. Person.
The Air Stagnation Advisory is set to expire Friday afternoon.