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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ELKO NV
1001 AM PDT MON APR 27 2015

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

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

EACH DAY OF AIR QUALITY AWARENESS WEEK WILL FEATURE A UNIQUE TOPIC
RELEVANT TO EDUCATION AND PREPAREDNESS.

TODAY WE HIGHLIGHT TWO TYPES OF AIR POLLUTION: OZONE AND PARTICLE
POLLUTION...

THESE ARE TWO COMMON POLLUTANTS FOUND IN MANY PARTS OF THE
COUNTRY.

OZONE IS A COLORLESS ODORLESS GAS. IT IS THE SAME GAS THAT IS
FOUND IN THE OZONE LAYER...HIGH IN THE EARTH`S
STRATOSPHERE...WHERE IT PROTECTS US FROM THE SUN`S ULTRAVIOLET
ENERGY. BUT AT GROUND LEVEL WHERE WE LIVE, OZONE POLLUTION IS
UNHEALTHY TO BREATHE.

PARTICLE POLLUTION, OR AIRBORNE PARTICLE POLLUTION...CONSISTS OF
MICROSCOPIC PARTICLES IN THE AIR. DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU LIVE...IT
CAN BE A PROBLEM IN THE WINTER AND/OR SUMMER. LIKE
OZONE...PARTICLE POLLUTION IS NOT HEALTHY TO BREATHE. THE
PARTICLES ALSO CONTRIBUTE TO HAZE WHICH BLURS THE VIEW IN MANY
CITIES AND NATIONAL PARKS.

TOMORROW WE WILL LEARN HOW THESE POLLUTANTS FORM AND CREATE POOR
AIR QUALITY CONDITIONS.

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

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FITZSIMMONS



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