MDEQ Issues Air Quality Alert Monday for Southeast Michigan
Plenty of sun and temperatures in the 90s prompt an alert that air quality may be unhealthy for people with breathing problems.
The combination of sunshine, warmer temperatures and a southwesterly wind expected Monday have prompted the Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) to issue an Air Quality Action Day for southeast Michigan on Monday.
According to a statement issued by the MDEQ, "high pressure at the surface and upper levels moves in for Monday and more widespread ozone development is expected by then."
People and businesses should avoid these activities on Air 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.