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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
830 AM CDT WED APR 29 2015

...THIS IS AIR QUALITY AWARENESS WEEK...

THIS WEEK MARKS THE BEGINNING OF THE OZONE SEASON FOR MANY AREAS IN
THE UNITED STATES.

TODAY WE HIGHLIGHTTHE HEALTH IMPACTS OF POOR AIR QUALITY. YOU ARE
EXPOSED TO AIRBORNE CONTAMINATION EVERY TIME YOU BREATHE POLLUTED
AIR. BUT WHEN YOU EXERCISE...WORK IN THE YARD...OR DO OTHER
STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES THAT MAKE YOU BREATHE HARDER AND FASTER...YOU
INHALE EVEN MORE POLLUTED AIR INTO YOUR LUNGS.

EXPOSURE TO HIGH LEVELS OF OZONE AND PARTICLE POLLUTION IS LINKED
WITH A NUMBER OF SIGNIFICANT HEALTH PROBLEMS. CHILDREN...PEOPLE WITH
LUNG DISEASE...OLDER ADULTS AND PEOPLE WITH HEART DISEASE TEND TO BE
MORE VULNERABLE. WHEN POLLUTION REACHES HIGH ENOUGH LEVELS...THE AIR
CAN BE UNHEALTHY FOR EVERYONE...ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE ACTIVE
OUTDOORS. YOU CAN HELP PROTECT YOURSELF SIMPLY BY CHANGING THE TIME
OR INTENSITY OF YOUR ACTIVITIES.

USE THE AIR QUALITY INDEX AND DAILY AIR QUALITY FORECASTS TO HELP
YOU DETERMINE WHEN YOU NEED TO MAKE CHANGES. THE AQI IS A COLOR
CODED SCALE THAT TELLS YOU WHO NEEDS TO TAKE STEPS TO REDUCE
EXPOSURE TO OZONE OR PARTICLE POLLUTION. LOCAL AIR QUALITY FORECASTS
ARE AVAILABLE AT WWW.AIRNOW.GOV.

USE AIR QUALITY FORECAST GUIDANCE AT AIRQUALITY.WEATHER.GOV TO FIND
MAP PROJECTIONS OF WHEN AND WHERE THE AIR YOU BREATHE IS EXPECTED TO
HAVE HIGH AMOUNTS OF POLLUTANTS. ONCE AGAIN...FOR AIR QUALITY
FORECAST GUIDANCE GO TO AIRQUALITY.WEATHER.GOV.

TOMORROW WE WILL LEARN ABOUT TOOLS TO HELP YOU GET AIR QUALITY
INFORMATION.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON AIR QUALITY AWARENESS WEEK...VISIT US ON THE
WORLD WIDE WEB AT WWW.AIRQUALITY.NOAA.GOV.  THIS IS AIR QUALITY
AWARENESS WEEK...

THIS WEEK MARKS THE BEGINNING OF THE OZONE SEASON FOR MANY AREAS IN
THE UNITED STATES.

TODAY WE HIGHLIGHTTHE HEALTH IMPACTS OF POOR AIR QUALITY. YOU ARE
EXPOSED TO AIRBORNE CONTAMINATION EVERY TIME YOU BREATHE POLLUTED
AIR. BUT WHEN YOU EXERCISE...WORK IN THE YARD...OR DO OTHER
STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES THAT MAKE YOU BREATHE HARDER AND FASTER...YOU
INHALE EVEN MORE POLLUTED AIR INTO YOUR LUNGS.

EXPOSURE TO HIGH LEVELS OF OZONE AND PARTICLE POLLUTION IS LINKED
WITH A NUMBER OF SIGNIFICANT HEALTH PROBLEMS. CHILDREN...PEOPLE WITH
LUNG DISEASE...OLDER ADULTS AND PEOPLE WITH HEART DISEASE TEND TO BE
MORE VULNERABLE. WHEN POLLUTION REACHES HIGH ENOUGH LEVELS...THE AIR
CAN BE UNHEALTHY FOR EVERYONE...ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE ACTIVE
OUTDOORS. YOU CAN HELP PROTECT YOURSELF SIMPLY BY CHANGING THE TIME
OR INTENSITY OF YOUR ACTIVITIES.

USE THE AIR QUALITY INDEX AND DAILY AIR QUALITY FORECASTS TO HELP
YOU DETERMINE WHEN YOU NEED TO MAKE CHANGES. THE AQI IS A COLOR
CODED SCALE THAT TELLS YOU WHO NEEDS TO TAKE STEPS TO REDUCE
EXPOSURE TO OZONE OR PARTICLE POLLUTION. LOCAL AIR QUALITY FORECASTS
ARE AVAILABLE AT WWW.AIRNOW.GOV.

USE AIR QUALITY FORECAST GUIDANCE AT AIRQUALITY.WEATHER.GOV TO FIND
MAP PROJECTIONS OF WHEN AND WHERE THE AIR YOU BREATHE IS EXPECTED TO
HAVE HIGH AMOUNTS OF POLLUTANTS. ONCE AGAIN...FOR AIR QUALITY
FORECAST GUIDANCE GO TO AIRQUALITY.WEATHER.GOV.

TOMORROW WE WILL LEARN ABOUT TOOLS TO HELP YOU GET AIR QUALITY
INFORMATION.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON AIR QUALITY AWARENESS WEEK...VISIT US ON THE
WORLD WIDE WEB AT WWW.AIRQUALITY.NOAA.GOV.

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