Thursday, July 26, 2012
EPA to Start Ozone Forecast in EPA
The Department of Environmental Protection will begin forecasting on August 1 for ozone for eight additional areas across Pennsylvania, which will help to protect residents who have health concerns that could be worsened by poor air quality. The new forecast areas include Erie. For days when DEP forecasts unhealthy concentrations of ozone in the air, the agency and its regional air quality partnerships issue Air Quality Action Day alerts using a color-coded scale to represent the level of air pollution. Green means good, Yellow means a moderate, Orange warns of unhealthy pollution levels for sensitive people, and Red warns of unhealthy pollution levels for everyone, For more information about the air quality forecasts, visit www.dep.state.pa.us and click "Air," or call 717-787-9495.