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Inversion Layer Causes Health Problems In Our Region

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The inversion layer may be on its way out from our region, but doctors say it can leave people with some health issues. The inversion layer may be on its way out from our region, but doctors say it can leave people with some health issues.

YAKIMA, WA - The inversion layer may be on its way out from our region, but doctors say it can leave people with some health issues.

Doctors said when polluted air gets trapped over our region like it has for the past few weeks respiratory problems increase.

They see a spike in asthma attacks and other breathing problems, especially in the elderly.    

They said however there are simple solutions to the problems.

"You can get over the counter nasal saline spray, and you can use that every couple of hours.  That will keep your respiratory track more lubricated, keep you from getting nose bleeds, problems like that," said Dr. Shawn Wilson from Yakima Regional Hospital.

They also said to keep people with existing issues indoors and away from places where there's outdoor burning.

If someone has a serious issue, they need to be treated in a hospital so they can be monitored.

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