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  • Air Quality Alert

    Air Quality Alert in effect until Thursday, 12:00 AM EDT. Source: U.S. National Weather Service

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IS IN EFFECT FOR WEDNESDAY AUGUST 31 2016...

THE METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS IN ASSOCIATION
WITH MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT, VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT
OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY, AND DISTRICT DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT
HAS ISSUED A CODE ORANGE AIR QUALITY ALERT WEDNESDAY FOR
THE DC METRO AREA.

A CODE ORANGE AIR QUALITY ALERT MEANS THAT AIR POLLUTION
CONCENTRATIONS WITHIN THE REGION MAY BECOME UNHEALTHY FOR
SENSITIVE GROUPS. SENSITIVE GROUPS INCLUDE CHILDREN...PEOPLE
SUFFERING FROM ASTHMA... HEART DISEASE OR OTHER LUNG
DISEASES...AND THE ELDERLY. THE EFFECTS OF AIR POLLUTION CAN
BE MINIMIZED BY AVOIDING STRENUOUS ACTIVITY OR EXERCISE OUTDOORS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON GROUND-LEVEL OZONE AND FINE
PARTICLES...VISIT WWW.CLEANAIRPARTNERS.NET.

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