Delaware’s Air Quality Threat: Know How Pollution Affects You
Despite improvements to our air quality, air pollution remains a pervasive public health threat. And even people with healthy lungs can suffer the effects.
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• Pay attention to air-quality forecasts. Most weather reports will alert the public when ozone or particle pollution levels are high. Sign up for air-quality email alerts at airnow.gov or download the American Lung Association’s free “State of the Air” smartphone app.
• Avoid exercising near high-traffic areas.
• Avoid exercising outdoors when pollution levels are high.
• Reduce the use of wood-burning fireplaces and stoves.
• Don’t let anyone smoke indoors, and support efforts to make public places smoke-free.
• Support enhancements to the Clean Air Act by visiting fightingforair.org.
—Source: American Lung Association