Code Orange For Ozone Is Issued

Thursday, June 7, 2018

An air pollution Code Orange Air Quality Alert has been declared for OZONE on Friday.  The Air Quality Index is predicted to be 101 which is Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups. This can cause health effects for up to 50% of the population.

 

Health Message:

People with lung disease (such as asthma), active children and adults, and the elderly should limit or reschedule outside activities.

 

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

 

Reduce Fuel Use:

  • Drive less by combining errands
  • Drive at slower speeds
  • Postpone using gasoline-powered lawn equipment
  • 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.)
  • Carpool
  •  

No Burning

 

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) 

 


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