CLEVELAND -- With temperatures on the rise this weekend, officials have triggered an air quality advisory for all of Northeast Ohio.
The Air Quality Advisory for ground-level ozone has been issued for Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit Counties. The advisory will be now be effective through Saturday, July 14, 2018.
Officials with the Ohio EPA warn that “people with lung disease, older adults and children are at a greater risk from exposure to ozone, whereas persons with heart and lung disease, older adults and children are at greater risk from the presence of particles in the air.”
This situation is known as “Code Orange.”
“In this case, the groups that are sensitive to the pollutant should reduce exposure by reducing prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors,” according to the EPA. “For ozone this include: children and adults who are active outdoors, and people with lung disease, such as asthma. For particle pollution this includes people with heart or lung disease, older adults and children.”
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