Air Quality Alert
Issued by NWS Kansas City/Pleasant Hill, MO

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Air Quality Alert Message
Mid-America Regional Council Air Quality Program
Relayed by the National Weather Service Kansas City/Pleasant Hill MO
328 PM CDT Wed Jul 28 2021

Leavenworth-Wyandotte-Johnson KS-Platte-Clay-Jackson-
Including the cities of...Leavenworth...Kansas City KS...
Overland Park...Olathe...Parkville...Platte City...Weston...
Liberty...Excelsior Springs...Kansas City MO...Independence
328 PM CDT Wed Jul 28 2021

...Air Quality Alert in Effect for Thursday July 29...

The Mid-America Regional Council has issued an air quality
alert, in effect for Thursday July 29.  Outdoor air quality
index, or AQI, values in excess of 100 are expected with ozone
being the primary pollutant.

People and businesses are urged to avoid actvities which lead
to ozone formation.  These activities include refueling vehicles
or topping off when refueling idling vehicles unnecessarily and
using gasoline powered lawn equipment.  Positive activities
include carpooling, biking to work, delaying or combining
errands, and using water-based paints and cleaners.

When pollution levels are elevated the Mid-America Regional
Council recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous
outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health
effects.  People who may be especially sensitive to the effects
of elevated levels of pollutants include the very young and
those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as asthma or
heart disease.  Those with symptoms should consider consulting
their personal physician.

For further information please see the Mid-America Regional
Council air quality program website at

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