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Air Quality Alert issued August 25 at 2:47PM CDT by NWS
Effective: 2:47 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014
Expires: midnight on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FOR TUESDAY AUGUST 26...
THE MID-AMERICA REGIONAL COUNCIL HAS ISSUED AN AIR QUALITY
ALERT...IN EFFECT FOR TUESDAY AUGUST 26. OUTDOOR AIR QUALITY
INDEX...OR AQI...VALUES IN EXCESS OF 100 ARE EXPECTED WITH OZONE
BEING THE PRIMARY POLLUTANT.
PEOPLE AND BUSINESSES ARE URGED TO AVOID ACTIVITIES WHICH LEAD
TO OZONE FORMATION. THESE ACTIVITIES INCLUDE REFUELING VEHICLES
OR TOPPING OFF WHEN REFUELING IDLING VEHICLES UNNECESSARILY AND
USING GASOLINE POWERED LAWN EQUIPMENT. POSITIVE ACTIVITIES
INCLUDE CARPOOLING BIKING TO WORK DELAYING OR COMBINING ERRANDS
AND USING WATER-BASED PAINTS AND CLEANERS.
WHEN POLLUTION LEVELS ARE ELEVATED...THE MID-AMERICA REGIONAL
COUNCIL RECOMMENDS THAT INDIVIDUALS CONSIDER LIMITING STRENUOUS
OUTDOOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ADVERSE HEALTH
EFFECTS. PEOPLE WHO MAY BE ESPECIALLY SENSITIVE TO THE EFFECTS
OF ELEVATED LEVELS OF POLLUTANTS INCLUDE THE VERY YOUNG...AND
THOSE WITH PRE-EXISTING RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS SUCH AS ASTHMA OR
HEART DISEASE. THOSE WITH SYMPTOMS SHOULD CONSIDER CONSULTING
THEIR PERSONAL PHYSICIAN.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE SEE THE MID-AMERICA REGIONAL
COUNCIL AIR QUALITY PROGRAM WEBSITE AT HTTP://WWW.MARC.ORG/AIRQ.

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