Monday, August 27, 2018

Tuesday, Aug. 28 Declared Code Orange Air Quality Action Day In Southeast PA

The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone Tuesday, August 28 in
Bucks Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.
On Tuesday, light southwest winds, higher weekday mobile source emissions, mostly sunny skies, and temperatures in the lower to middle 90s Fahrenheit will act to raise ozone concentrations to code ORANGE levels in southeastern Pennsylvania counties.
DEP will continue to monitor this episode during the course of the week, with future forecast updates/action day issuances as needed.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s standardized air quality index uses colors to report daily air quality. Green signifies good; yellow means moderate; orange represents unhealthy pollution levels for sensitive people; and red warns of unhealthy pollution levels for all.
To help keep the air healthy, residents and business are encouraged to voluntarily restrict certain pollution-producing activities by:
-- Refueling cars and trucks after dusk;
-- Setting air conditioner thermostats to a higher temperature;
-- Carpooling or using public transportation; and
-- Combining errands to reduce trips.
These forecasts are provided in conjunction with DEP’s regional air quality partnerships.
Visit DEP’s Air Quality Partnerships webpage for more information on air quality across Pennsylvania.

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