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Ohio EPA issues statewide Air Quality Advisory due to Canadian wildfire smoke




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The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a statewide Air Quality Advisory in response to the ongoing adverse impact on air quality caused by smoke from Canadian wildfires. The advisory, effective immediately, will remain in effect through the end of the day Wednesday, June 28, urging residents to take necessary precautions.

According to the Ohio EPA, the Air Quality Index (AQI) is anticipated to fall within the range of “unhealthy for sensitive groups” to “very unhealthy.” This means that all individuals, regardless of their health conditions, may experience adverse health effects when exposed to such air quality conditions. It is strongly advised that people limit their outdoor exposure as much as possible during this period.

To stay informed about the real-time air quality conditions in their specific areas, residents are encouraged to visit the AirNow website. The website provides up-to-date information on air quality, allowing individuals to make informed decisions about their outdoor activities and take necessary steps to protect their health.

The Ohio EPA remains vigilant in monitoring the air quality situation closely and will provide updates and further guidance as needed. Taking precautionary measures and staying informed can help mitigate the potential health risks associated with the current air quality conditions.

For more information and updates, please visit the Ohio EPA’s official website.

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