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?|
|0-50||Good||No health impacts expected in this range.|
Sensitive* people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion.
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Sensitive* people should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion.
|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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