Air Quality Alert “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” for Most of Illinois, Including Chicagoland

MCHENRY-LAKE IL-KANE-DUPAGE-COOK-KENDALL-GRUNDY-WILL-
1257 PM CDT WED JUN 27 2012

…AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT…

THE ILLINOIS ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY HAS DETERMINED THAT AN
AIR POLLUTION ACTION DAY WILL BE DECLARED FOR THURSDAY JUNE 28TH
FOR THE GREATER CHICAGO METROPOLITAN AREA INCLUDING THE COUNTIES
OF…

COOK…DUPAGE…KANE…KENDALL…GRUNDY…LAKE…MCHENRY AND WILL.

AN AIR POLLUTION ACTION DAY IS DECLARED WHEN WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE SUCH THAT WIDESPREAD OZONE AND OR PARTICULATE LEVELS ARE
EXPECTED TO BE AT OR ABOVE THE UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS
CATEGORY OF THE AIR QUALITY INDEX. ACTIVE CHILDREN AND ADULTS AND
ESPECIALLY PEOPLE WITH PULMONARY OR RESPIRATORY DISEASE SUCH AS
ASTHMA SHOULD LIMIT PROLONGED OUTDOOR ACTIVITY.

PARTICIPANTS IN THE…PARTNERS FOR CLEAN AIR PROGRAM…ARE REQUESTED
TO INITIATE THEIR ACTIVITIES. AREA RESIDENTS ARE ALSO URGED TO
REDUCE POLLUTION LEVELS. AQI FORECASTS AND TIPS ON HOW YOU CAN
REDUCE YOUR EMISSIONS CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.CLEANTHEAIR.ORG

INFORMATION AND AQI LEVELS CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT WWW.EPA.STATE.IL.US
AND AT WWW.AIRNOW.GOV

DUE TO THE EXPECTED ELEVATED
POLLUTION LEVELS…PERSONS ARE ENCOURAGED TO AVOID PROLONGED
OUTDOOR EXERTION…PARTICULARLY THOSE WITH PRE-EXISTING
RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS.

Ozone is declared to be the critical pollutant.