Air Quality 'Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups'

By: Nick LaFave
By: Nick LaFave

The Department of Environmental Quality says dust levels have reached a point which could cause problems for those with asthma, heart or lung problems.

All across the Midwest, air quality levels are at 'Orange.' It's the fourth most severe level on the DEQ's new Air Quality Index Chart. 'Orange' translates to 'Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups.'

That level means those with the previously mentioned conditions may want to curb their strenuous activity until air quality levels become more normal.

Whats more, the Detroit area is forcast to see 'Red' conditions. Or, 'Unhealthy' - period. Meaning all persons should be aware of conditions and curb their strenuous activities.

The conditions are caused by stagnent weather, lacking winds which would otherwise push the dust particles out of the area.


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