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Ozone Action Day

An ozone action day or ozone alert can be declared by a local municipality, county or state at times during the summer months when weather conditions including heat, humidity, and air stagnation may cause health problems. This happens primarily in the Midwestern metropolitan areas of Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, and Indianapolis but could also happen in any of the major cities in the United States and certainly in other countries.

Air Quality Index

The EPA has developed a tool which is used by them and other agencies to provide the public with information about local air quality. This tool, which is the Air Quality Index for Health, is focused on health effects. When the Air Quality Index is 0 to 50, it is considered to be good and the color code is green. When the index is 51 to 100, it is considered to be moderate from a health concern point of view and the color code is yellow. When the index is 100 to 150, the air is unhealthy for sensitive groups and the color code is orange.

 
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