Air Quality Alert - Texas

By: Weather
By: Weather

AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
143 PM CDT MON SEP 26 2011

...AIR POLLUTION WATCH LEVEL ORANGE...

AIR POLLUTION WATCH - LEVEL ORANGE - FOR DALLAS-FORT WORTH.

THE TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (TCEQ) HAS ISSUED A
LEVEL ORANGE AIR POLLUTION WATCH FOR THE DALLAS-FORT WORTH AREA
FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2011.

ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE FAVORABLE FOR PRODUCING
HIGH LEVELS OF OZONE AIR POLLUTION IN THE DALLAS-FORT WORTH AREA
ON TUESDAY. OZONE LEVELS COULD REACH THE LEVEL ORANGE "UNHEALTHY
FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS" CATEGORY.

ELEVATED CONCENTRATIONS OF OZONE CAN ACT AS A LUNG IRRITANT.
INDIVIDUALS WITH CHRONIC LUNG DISEASE, SUCH AS ASTHMA AND
EMPHYSEMA, AS WELL AS THE ELDERLY AND YOUNG CHILDREN, ARE
PARTICULARLY SENSITIVE TO OZONE AND SHOULD ATTEMPT TO AVOID
EXPOSURE. TO AVOID EXPOSURE, MINIMIZE EXERTION OUTDOORS DURING
THE MID-DAY TO EARLY EVENING HOURS OR STAY INDOORS IN AN AIR-
CONDITIONED ROOM DURING THIS TIME.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OZONE, VISIT THE TCEQ OZONE DATA PAGE:
(USE LOWER CASE LETTERS)
WWW.TCEQ.TEXAS.GOV/NAV/DATA/OZONE_DATA.HTML

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE OBTAINED FROM THE FOLLOWING
AGENCIES:

TCEQ DFW OFFICE, 817-588-5800

NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS
MS. WHITNEY BUEHRLE, 817-608-2328

NORTH TEXAS CLEAN AIR COALITION
MS. JENNIFER COHEN, 817-690-1921

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
MR. MARK SATHER, 214-665-8353


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