With air pollution on the rise especially during the winter months, Douglas City Councilman Ben La Forge is seeking help.
The IBWC is responsible for the monitoring and remediation of any hazardous conditions that may exist on the Southwest Border.
“This information will be shared with the IBWC section in Nogales, Sonora and a later determination will be made if a further review is warranted,” La Forge said.
La Forge feels that with the re-established relationship with Agua Prieta there is an opportunity to address any critical or social economical issues that exist on the border.
Air pollution can affect a persons health in many ways with both short-term and long-term effects.
Young children and elderly people often suffer more from the effects of air pollution. People with health problems such as asthma, heart and lung disease may also suffer more when the air is polluted.
If air pollution is severe, it may cause eye irritation and or cause a person to have trouble breathing.
While air pollution may or may not cause asthma, it is more likely to trigger an attack if a person already has asthma.
“Progress is being made. Our staff is productive and resourceful,” La Forge added. “We find it rewarding to be a part of this quality of life improvement.”