Code Orange Health Watch Issued For Tuesday

Monday, May 5, 2014
An air pollution Code Orange Health Watch has been declared for ozone on Tuesday.  The air quality index is predicted to be 101 which is unhealthy for sensitive groups. This can have health effects for up to 50% of the population.
 
Active children and adults, and people with lung disease, such as asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion.

People at risk include:
  • Children who are active outdoors
  • Adults of all ages exercising or working outdoors
  • People with asthma or other respiratory conditions
  • People with unusual susceptibility to air pollution
 
You can help by following these pollution-reducing suggestions:
  • Reduce Fuel Use:
  • Drive less by combining errands
  • Drive at slower speeds
  • Postpone using gasoline-powered lawn equipment
  • Keep your engines properly tuned and tires properly inflated
  • Refuel after 6 p.
    m. and don’t top off your gasoline tank
Reduce Energy Consumption:
  • Turn off lights
  • Turn thermostats up 2-4 degrees
  • Keep blinds drawn to block out sun
Find Alternate Methods of Transportation:
  • Walk or bike (before noon and after 6:00 p.m.)
  • Use public transportation
  • Carpool or Vanpool
Don’t Burn Anything
 
Reduce exposure to pollution by:
  • planning strenuous activity when pollution levels are forecast to be lower
  • reducing the amount of time spent at vigorous activity
  • choosing a less strenuous activity (e.g., going for a walk instead of a jog)
Over half of the population is at risk. Please limit prolonged outdoor exertion.


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