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AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE
FAIRBANKS NORTH STAR BOROUGH AIR QUALITY
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
941 AM AKDT TUE OCT 28 2014

AKZ222-291800-
MIDDLE TANANA VALLEY-
941 AM AKDT TUE OCT 28 2014

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM AKDT WEDNESDAY...

THE FAIRBANKS NORTH STAR BOROUGH AIR QUALITY PROGRAM HAS ISSUED AN
AIR QUALITY ADVISORY FOR THE NORTH POLE AREA...IN EFFECT UNTIL 5
PM AKDT WEDNESDAY.

CURRENT AIR QUALITY IN THE NORTH POLE AREA IS CLASSIFIED AS
UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS AND EXCEEDS THE EPA HEALTH LIMIT
FOR FINE PARTICULATE POLLUTION. PEOPLE WITH RESPIRATORY OR HEART
DISEASE...THE ELDERLY...AND CHILDREN SHOULD LIMIT PROLONGED
EXERTION AND STAY INDOORS WHEN POSSIBLE. THE AIR QUALITY INDEX IS
FORECAST TO REMAIN UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS THROUGH 5 PM
AKDT WEDNESDAY.

NOTE THAT AIR QUALITY READINGS ARE FROM MONITORING STATIONS IN
FAIRBANKS AND NORTH POLE, AND MAY NOT BE REPRESENTATIVE IN YOUR
AREA. PARTICULATE POLLUTION WILL BE MORE CONCENTRATED IN
NEIGHBORHOODS WHERE A LOT OF SPACE HEATING DUE TO WOOD OR COAL
BURNING IS OCCURRING AND ALSO IN PARKING LOTS IF CARS ARE IDLING,
AND WILL BE LESS CONCENTRATED IN THE HILLS. IF YOU ARE SENSITIVE
TO RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS AND EXPERIENCE ANY EFFECTS, PLEASE FOLLOW
THE INSTRUCTIONS OF YOUR PHYSICIAN.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ACCESS THE FAIRBANKS NORTH STAR BOROUGH AIR
QUALITY WEBSITE AT WWW.CO.FAIRBANKS.AK.US (ALL LOWER CASE)...THEN
SELECT THE AIR QUALITY LINK.

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