Subject: 2012 Ozone season has concluded

NOACA                                                               Press Release


2012 Ozone Season
Northeast Ohio: Breathe Healthy! The 2012 ozone season has ended on October 31st. This also concludes the 18th year of Ozone Action Day program at NOACA. While the remnants of hurricane Sandy pass over Quebec, expect good air quality levels in our region (the counties of Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit).
So far in 2012, our region exceeded the federal standards on 28 days for ozone and 2 days for fine particles. Fine particle exceedances can happen through out the year. If you are in the 'Sensitive Groups' category of children, the elderly and those with breathing difficulties, please monitor your outdoor activity and check live map of air quality readings.
You will continue to receive free email advisories when the expected air quality levels cross federal limits.  
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About NOACA
The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA), in partnership with the Ohio EPA, the Cleveland Division of Air Quality, the Akron Regional Air Quality Management District, the Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study, the Lake County General Health District, and Ohio University, has issued this message.
Brenda Walker
NOACA Air Quality Programs
216-241-2414 x282
bwalker@mpo.noaca.org
Vijay Nemalapuri
NOACA Air Quality Programs
216-241-2414 x321
vnemalapuri@mpo.noaca.org