Subject: NE Ohio Air Quality Advisory, Thursday, July 18, 2013

NOACA                                                               Press Release

Air Quality Advisory
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Northeast Ohio: An Air Quality Advisory for ozone and fine particles has been extended for Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit Counties. The advisory will be effective through Thursday, July 18, 2013. Air quality levels will be unhealthy for sensitive groups during peak periods.
If you are in the 'Sensitive Groups' category of children, the elderly and those with breathing difficulties, please monitor your outdoor activities and check the live map of air quality readings.
Pollutants from various sources react in the presence of bright sunlight to form ozone. Calm winds will accumulate pollutants in the atmosphere resulting in haze. Breathing ozone or fine particles can aggravate asthma, bronchitis, and other chronic lung diseases. Reduce the time you are active outdoors.
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Avoid open burning.  Smoke resulting from burning of leaves and brush, other vegetation, as well as backyard trash contains a number of hazardous air pollutants.
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The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA), in partnership with the Ohio EPA, the Cleveland Division of Air Quality, the Akron Regional Air Quality Management District, the Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study, the Lake County General Health District, and Ohio University, has forecasted this Advisory based on predicted weather patterns.
Brenda Walker
NOACA Air Quality Programs
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Vijay Nemalapuri
NOACA Air Quality Programs
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