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Air Quality Advisory – Issue – Dec. 12, 2013 | Preston Citizen

Air Quality Advisory – Issue – Dec. 12, 2013

December 12, 2013
By

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality • December 12, 2013 • For Immediate Release

 

Air Quality Advisory – Issue

Time / Date: 09:00 AM December 12, 2013
Location: Franklin County, Idaho
Action: LOCAL RESIDENTIAL WOOD BURNING ORDINANCES FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY ARE BEING ACTIVATED. Residential wood burning activities are restricted to certified or exempt stoves only. Outdoor Open Burning is also prohibited while the ordinances are in effect; these burn bans will remain in effect until air quality has improved.

 

Those individuals having an inherent sensitivity to increased particulate levels are encouraged to avoid prolonged physical exertion outside. At these levels there is an increasing likelihood of respiratory symptoms and increased aggravation of asthma and/or lung ailments.

Cause of Air Pollution: Air quality is expected to degrade slightly through Friday.
AQI and AQI Category: Current: MODERATE

Tomorrow’s Forecast: MODERATE

Pollutant (s): PM2.5 fine particulates
Restrictions in Effect Until: Air quality improves
Next Update: Friday December 13, 2013
Contact: Pocatello office of DEQ (air quality staff) 208-236-6160
What is the Air Quality Index?
   
AQI Category Cautionary Statement  
0-50 Good No health impacts expected in this range.
51-100 Moderate  

Sensitive* people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion.

 

101-150  

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups

 

Sensitive* people should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion.

 

151-200  

Unhealthy

 

Sensitive* people should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion. Everyone else should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion.
201-300 Very Unhealthy Sensitive* people should avoid all physical activity outdoors. Everyone else should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion.
301-500 Hazardous Everyone else should avoid all physical activity outdoors. Sensitive* people should remain indoors and keep activity levels low.
* Sensitive groups include children, the elderly, those with existing health conditions, and people who have high exposure (those who work, exercise, or spend extensive time out of doors).

 

For more detailed information about the AQI, visit: http://www.epa.gov/airnow/aqibroch/aqi.html#5

For more information on Idaho’s Air Quality, visit: http://www.deq.idaho.gov/air/data_reports/monitoring/aqi.cfm.

 

 


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