Subject: NE Ohio Air Quality Advisory, Wednesday, November 21, 2012

NOACA                                                               Press Release

Air Quality Advisory
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Northeast Ohio: An Air Quality Advisory for fine particles has been issued for Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit Counties. The advisory will be effective on Wednesday, November 21, 2012. 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 activity and check live map of air quality readings.
High pressure over Northeast Ohio along with temperature inversion conditions will result in haze and fine particle pollution. Breathing fine particles can aggravate asthma, bronchitis, and other chronic lung diseases.
Help our region reduce air pollution
Air quality levels are expected to remain good over the long weekend. If you are traveling during the holidays consider taking public transportation or carpooling with friends or relatives. Enjoy the holidays and weekend.
Carpooling reduces pollution and saves money too. Now, finding a carpool partner is as easy as Point, Click & Ride! Click here to register.
Choose public transportation. It's safe, easy and affordable!
- In Cuyahoga County, try Ride RTA
- In Lake County, try LAKETRAN
- In Summit County, try Akron METRO
Look at live image of Cleveland's skyline. Visit Watch for visibility problems and formation of haze during exceedance days.
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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