Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for DE on Friday

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Friday, May 25th, will be a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for Delaware!

Friday will be a warm and sunny day, with ground-level ozone forecast to reach Code Orange levels in scattered locations. Southwesterly winds will transport emissions into Delaware and holiday traffic within Delaware will contribute to the pollutant load.

For more information about the air quality alerts and what you can do to reduce air pollution, check out the following website:

http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/AQI/Pages/AQIForecast.aspx

A Code Orange air quality forecast for ozone is a level of pollution that can be unhealthy for sensitive groups, such as young children, the elderly, and those with heart and/or respiratory conditions. Such persons should limit outdoor activities, especially those that require a high level of exertion.

Any health related questions should be directed to the Division of Public Health at 302-739-6619. All other questions should be directed to the Division of Air Quality at 302-739-9402.

This message was brought to you by the Division of Air Quality, DNREC.