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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
500 AM EDT FRI MAY 6 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 WHAT YOU CAN DO TO MAKE THE AIR CLEANER.

THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY AND STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
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 THESE 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 CAR`S AIR FILTER AND OIL REGULARLY.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON AIR QUALITY AWARENESS WEEK...VISIT US ON THE
WORLD WIDE WEB AT WWW.AIRQUALITY.NOAA.GOV. THAT IS
WWW.AIRQUALITY.NOAA.GOV.

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