MDEQ Issues Air Quality Alert for Friday, Declares Ozone Action Day
Sunshine and high temperatures will combine Friday to make the air unhealthy for sensitive groups.
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has declared Friday to be an action day for elevated levels of ozone. Pollutants are expected to be in the unhealthy for sensitive groups range.
Friday will be sunny and warm with a highs in the low to mid 90s in southeast Michigan. Chance of rain is 10 percent.
People and businesses should avoid these activities on Ozone Action days:
- Refueling vehicles or topping off when refueling
- Using gasoline-powered lawn equipment
- Using charcoal lighting fluid
Everyone is encouraged to car pool, use their bicycles or walk, and delay or combine errands when possible. Active children and adults, and persons with respiratory diseases such as asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion, the MDEQ advises.
Learn more on the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality webpage.