Category: Environment

Ozone Alert issued for Wednesday, Sept. 5

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, for the southeast region of Pennsylvania.

Young children, the elderly and those with respiratory problems, such as asthma, emphysema and bronchitis, are especially vulnerable to the effects of air pollution and should limit outdoor activities.

An orange level represents unhealthy pollution levels for sensitive people.

To help keep the air healthy, residents and business are encouraged to voluntarily restrict certain pollution-producing activities by:

• Refueling cars and trucks after dusk

• Setting air conditioner thermostats to a higher temperature

• Carpooling or using public transportation; and

• Combining errands to reduce trips.

For more information see the full DEP news release:

http://www.ahs.dep.pa.gov/NewsRoomPublic/articleviewer.aspx?id=21542&typeid=