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…AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FOR EVANSVILLE UNTIL 7 PM CDT TUESDAY…

…AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FOR EVANSVILLE UNTIL 7 PM CDT TUESDAY…

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

May 16th, 2017

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Including the city of Evansville
106 PM CDT Mon May 15 2017

…AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT TUESDAY…

The Environmental Protection Agency in Evansville Indiana and the
Vanderburgh County Health Department has called for an Ozone Alert
for Monday May 15 and Tuesday May 16. An Ozone Alert means that a
combination of high temperatures…light winds and other factors are
expected to produce conditions where high levels of ozone emissions
may exceed federally mandated standards. The alert is in effect until
7 PM CDT Tuesday.

A Code Orange Air Quality Alert for Ozone has been issued. Members
of sensitive groups may experience health effects. The general public
is not likely to be affected. Ozone concentrations may reach or
exceed the level of the national ambient air quality standards.
Within a few hours or days…exposure to higher levels of ozone can
cause lung and throat irritation… shortness of breath…increase
the frequency of asthma attacks…and aggravate respiratory diseases
such as…asthma…emphysema…and bronchitis. Children…active
adults…and people with respiratory diseases should limit prolonged
outdoor exertion…especially during the afternoon and evening when
levels are the highest. No open burning is allowed during air quality
alerts. Here are some recommended tips to reduce the impact of
emissions. Delay any driving that is not absolutely necessary…since
auto emissions can contribute to ozone formation. Consider public
transportation if available. If you have a respiratory illness…
remain indoors with air conditioning if possible.

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