Air Quality Alert for Sunday July 17th

AIR QUALITY ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN
1032 AM EDT SAT JUL 16 2011

...AIR QUALITY ALERT FOR SUNDAY JULY 17TH...

THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT HAS
DECLARED SUNDAY...JULY 17TH...TO BE AN ACTION DAY FOR
ELEVATED LEVELS OF OZONE. POLLUTANTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN THE
UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS RANGE.

THE ACTION DAY IS IN EFFECT FOR THE FOLLOWING MICHIGAN COUNTIES...

ALLEGAN...KENT...LAKE...MASON...MUSKEGON...NEWAYGO...OCEANA...
OTTAWA...AND VAN BUREN COUNTIES.

PEOPLE AND BUSINESSES ARE URGED TO AVOID ACTIVITIES WHICH LEAD
TO OZONE FORMATION. THESE ACTIVITIES INCLUDE...REFUELING VEHICLES
OR TOPPING OFF WHEN REFUELING...USING GASOLINE POWERED LAWN
EQUIPMENT...AND USING CHARCOAL LIGHTER FLUID. POSITIVE ACTIVITIES
INCLUDE...CAR POOLING...BIKING TO WORK...DELAYING OR COMBINING
ERRANDS AND USING WATER BASED PAINTS.

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT ACTIVE CHILDREN AND ADULTS...AND PERSONS
WITH RESPIRATORY DISEASES SUCH AS ASTHMA...LIMIT PROLONGED
OUTDOOR EXERTION.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION...PLEASE SEE THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF
NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT AIR QUALITY INDEX PAGE ON THE
INTERNET AT...HTTP://WWW.DEQMIAIR.ORG

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