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Air Quality Advisory issued for Monday

air-alertChildren are at most risk*

Loveland, Ohio – The Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency has issued an Air Quality Advisory for Monday,  for Loveland; including Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren counties in Ohio and Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties in Kentucky.

The Agency expects to see levels of ozone in the “unhealthy for sensitive groups” range on the Air Quality Index (AQI).

“Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” AQI is 101 – 150. People with lung disease, older adults and children are at a greater risk from exposure to ozone, whereas persons with heart and lung disease, older adults and children are at greater risk from the presence of particles in the air. 

Do your share:

Governments, organizations and businesses are asked to reduce emissions and conserve energy during an Air Quality Advisory.

  1. Put an air quality business plan in place. This puts our individual actions together to make an impact on a larger scale. Organizations are encouraged to have a written plan in place stating actions they will take on an Air Quality Advisory day.
  2. Share air quality information with your residents/employees/customers.

* “Children face special risks from air pollution because their lungs are growing and because they are so active.”

“Just like the arms and legs, the largest portion of a child’s lungs will grow long after he or she is born. Eighty percent of their tiny air sacs develop after birth. Those sacs, called the alveoli, are where the life-sustaining transfer of oxygen to the blood takes place. The lungs and their alveoli aren’t fully grown until children become adults.1 In addition, the body’s defenses that help adults fight off infections are still developing in young bodies.2 Children have more respiratory infections than adults, which also seems to increase their susceptibility to air pollution.”

Read more: Focusing on Children a resource guide from the American Lung Association.


 

Tips for Local Businesses to Follow on Air Quality Advisory Days

 

The Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency encourages businesses to follow these tips to reduce emissions and conserve energy year-round and especially during an Air Quality Advisory.

Outdoor Activities 

Offices

Business with Fleets

Outdoor Fires

What Else Can Be Done?

Read Editorial:

Our local governments and schools should adopt a policy to follow on Air Quality Advisory Days

 

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