Subject: NE Ohio Air Quality Advisory, Sunday, August 26, 2012

NOACA                                                               Press Release


Air Quality Advisory
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Northeast Ohio: An Air Quality Advisory for ozone has been extended for Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit Counties. The advisory will be effective through August 26, 2012. Air quality levels will be 'unhealthy for sensitive groups' during afternoon peak periods.
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.
High pressure over Northeast Ohio has resulted in pollution accumulation and ozone formation. Breathing ozone can trigger a variety of health problems including chest pain, coughing, throat irritation, and congestion.
Help our region reduce air pollution
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.
Carpooling reduces pollution and saves money too. Now, finding a carpool partner is as easy as Point, Click & Ride! Click here to register.
Choose public transportation. It's safe, easy and affordable!
- In Cuyahoga County, try Ride RTA
- In Lake County, try LAKETRAN
- In Summit County, try Akron METRO
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