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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ELKO NV
630 AM PDT WED MAY 4 2016

THIS IS AIR QUALITY AWARENESS WEEK.

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

TODAY WE HIGHLIGHT THE HEALTH IMPACTS OF POOR AIR QUALITY.
YOU ARE EXPOSED TO AIRBORNE CONTAMINATION EVERY TIME YOU
BREATHE POLLUTED AIR. BUT WHEN YOU EXERCISE... WORK IN THE
YARD OR DO OTHER STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES THAT MAKE YOU BREATHE
HARDER AND FASTER... YOU INHALE MORE AIR AND THEREFORE MORE
POLLUTION INTO YOUR LUNGS.

EXPOSURE TO HIGH LEVELS OF OZONE AND PARTICLE POLLUTION IS
LINKED WITH A NUMBER OF SIGNIFICANT HEALTH PROBLEMS. CHILDREN,
PEOPLE WITH LUNG DISEASE, OLDER ADULTS AND PEOPLE WITH HEART
DISEASE TEND TO BE MORE VULNERABLE. WHEN POLLUTION REACHES
HIGH ENOUGH LEVELS... THE AIR CAN BE UNHEALTHY FOR EVERYONE
ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE ACTIVE OUTDOORS. YOU CAN HELP PROTECT
YOURSELF SIMPLY BY CHANGING THE TIME OR INTENSITY OF YOUR
ACTIVITIES.

USE THE AIR QUALITY INDEX AND DAILY AIR QUALITY FORECASTS TO
HELP YOU DETERMINE WHEN YOU NEED TO MAKE CHANGES. THE A...
Q... I... IS A COLOR CODED SCALE THAT TELLS YOU WHO NEEDS
TO TAKE STEPS TO REDUCE EXPOSURE TO OZONE OR PARTICLE
POLLUTION.  LOCAL AIR QUALITY FORECASTS ARE AVAILABLE
AT WWW.AIRNOW.GOV.  THAT IS WWW.AIRNOW.GOV.

TOMORROW WE WILL LEARN ABOUT TOOLS TO HELP YOU GET AIR QUALITY
INFORMATION.



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