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Air Quality Alert

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AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE
ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
226 PM CDT MON AUG 20 2012

...CODE ORANGE OZONE FORECAST FOR TUESDAY...

THE OZONE FORECAST FOR TUESDAY IS CODE ORANGE...WHICH MEANS ITS
TIME TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT OZONE POLLUTION IN CENTRAL ARKANSAS.

THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND THE ARKANSAS
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH HAVE DECLARED AN OZONE ACTION ADVISORY FOR
TUESDAY...IN PULASKI...FAULKNER...LONOKE...AND SALINE COUNTIES.

CODE ORANGE CONDITIONS ARE UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS. ACTIVE 
CHILDREN AND ADULTS...AND PEOPLE WITH RESPIRATORY DISEASE...SUCH AS 
ASTHMA...SHOULD LIMIT PROLONGED OUTDOOR EXERTION ON TUESDAY.
SYMPTOMS OF OZONE EXPOSURE MAY INCLUDE SHORTNESS OF BREATH... 
COUGHING...WHEEZING...HEADACHES...NAUSEA...AND EYE AND THROAT 
IRRITATION.

TO HELP REDUCE OZONE FORMATION...CONSIDER CARPOOLING...WALKING...OR
RIDING THE BUS. AVOID DRIVING AT LUNCHTIME. POSTPONE OR COMBINE
ERRANDS. KEEP YOUR CAR WELL TUNED AND AVOID JACK RABBIT STARTS AND
EXCESSIVE IDLING. REFUEL MOTOR VEHICLES AND MOW LAWNS DURING THE 
LATE AFTERNOON OR EVENING HOURS ONLY. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OZONE...CONTACT METRO PLAN AT  
501-372-3300. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HEALTH EFFECTS...CALL  
THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AT 501-661-2898. ADDITIONAL 
INFORMATION MAY ALSO BE OBTAINED FROM THE AIR DIVISION OF THE  
ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AT 501-682-0736.


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