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Air quality alert Sunday

Tribune Staff • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:34 AM

...AIR QUALITY ALERT FOR SUNDAY MAY 27TH...

THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY HAS

DECLARED SUNDAY...MAY 27TH...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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