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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE XXXX
800 AM EDT FRI MAY 06 2016

...AIR QUALITY AWARENESS WEEK CONCLUDES TODAY...

THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT AIR QUALITY
AND HOW IT AFFECTS YOUR HEALTH.

TODAY...WE HIGHLIGHT WHAT YOU CAN DO TO MAKE THE AIR CLEANER.

THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY AND STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
WORK CONSTANTLY TO MAKE THE AIR CLEANER ACROSS THE COUNTRY THROUGH
AIR QUALITY STANDARDS AND RULES TO REDUCE POLLUTION FROM
POWER PLANTS...INDUSTRIES...CARS...DIESEL TRUCKS...BUSES AND
CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT. BUT YOU HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY TOO.
THERE ARE WAYS ALL OF US CAN REDUCE THE AMOUNT WE EACH CONTRIBUTE
TO AIR POLLUTION IN OUR COMMUNITY AND COMMUNITIES DOWNWIND.

SAVING ENERGY REDUCES POLLUTION AND IT CAN SAVE MONEY. USE
THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES TO HELP KEEP AIR CLEANER IN YOUR
COMMUNITY.

YOU CAN HELP REDUCE POLLUTION IN YOUR COMMUNITY BY FOLLOWING
THESE GUIDELINES. THESE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT
WHEN OZONE IS EXPECTED TO BE UNHEALTHY.

CHOOSE A CLEANER COMMUTE...SHARE A RIDE TO WORK OR USE PUBLIC
TRANSPORTATION. COMBINE ERRANDS AND REDUCE TRIPS.

DELAY USING GASOLINE POWERED LAWN AND GARDEN EQUIPMENT UNTIL
LATER IN THE DAY OR UNTIL DAYS WHEN THE AIR QUALITY IS BETTER.

LIMIT ENGINE IDLING.

GET REGULAR ENGINE TUNE UPS AND CAR MAINTENANCE CHECKS...ESPECIALLY
THE SPARK PLUGS.

YOU CAN HELP PREVENT OR REDUCE UNHEALTHY LEVELS OF PARTICLE
POLLUTION WITH THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS.

MAKE SURE IF YOU BURN WITH WOOD...YOU BURN ONLY DRY SEASONED WOOD
AND MAINTAIN A HOT FIRE.

AVOID USING GAS POWERED LAWN AND GARDEN EQUIPMENT.

AVOID BURNING LEAVES TRASH AND OTHER MATERIALS.

REPLACE YOUR CARS AIR FILTER AND OIL REGULARLY.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON AIR QUALITY AWARENESS WEEK...VISIT
US AT W W W...DOT...AIRQUALITY...DOT...NOAA...DOT GOV.

THAT IS...W W W...DOT...AIRQUALITY...DOT...NOAA...DOT GOV.

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KL/SND



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