Subject: NE Ohio Air Quality Advisory, July 17, 2012

NOACA                                                               Press Release


Air Quality Advisory
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Northeast Ohio: An Air Quality Advisory for fine particles  has been issued for Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit Counties. The advisory will be in effect Tuesday morning, July 17, 2012. Air quality levels will be 'unhealthy for sensitive groups' during this period.
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.
Pollution generated from automobiles along with carry over pollution will assist in the formation of ozone in the presence of bright sunlight. Warm and moist conditions will assist in the accumulation of fine particles. 
Help our region reduce air pollution
Choose public transportation. Its safe, easy and affordable!
- In Cuyahoga County, try Ride RTA
- In Lake County, try LAKETRAN
- In Summity County, try Akron METRO
Commute Smart, Breathe Easy!
Participate in Commuter Challenge 2012 and win exciting prizes. Registration starts on June 1, 2012. For more information, visit http://www.noaca.org/cc2012/ccHome.html
Carpooling reduces pollution and saves money too. Now, finding a carpool partner is as easy as Point, Click, Ride! Click here to register.
Avoid open burning. Smoke resulting from burning of leaves and brush, other vegetation, as well as backyard trash contains a number of hazardous air pollutants.
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 forecasted this Advisory based on predicted weather patterns.
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