Subject: NE Ohio Air Quality Advisory, Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013

NOACA                                                               Press Release

Air Quality Advisory
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Northeast Ohio: An Air Quality Advisory for ozone has been issued for Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit Counties. The advisory will be effective on Wednesday, August 21, 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. Breathing ozone can aggravate asthma, bronchitis, and other chronic lung diseases. Reduce the time you are active outdoors.
Help our region reduce air pollution
Bike to work. Join the growing network of bike buddies to find fellow bike commuters. Explore new bike trails using county bike maps. Make sure to wear your helmet and follow the rules of the road.
Choose public transportation. Its safe, easy and affordable!
- In Cuyahoga County, try Ride RTA
- In Lake County, try LAKETRAN
- In Lorain County, try LCT
- In Medina County, try MCPT and BTA
- In Summity County, try Akron METRO
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
216-241-2414 x282
Vijay Nemalapuri
NOACA Air Quality Programs
216-241-2414 x321