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Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine

Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine

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June 2002

The Air Quality and Ozone Connection

EPA and local officials use the Air Quality Index (AQI) to give the public timely and easy-to-understand information on local air quality and whether air pollution levels pose a health concern. The AQI is a color-coded numerical scale that provides information on local air quality and what you need to know to limit your exposure to air pollution.

When the AQI is forecast to hit above 100 for ozone (code orange, red or purple), consider adjusting daily activities so you breathe easier.

To get daily air quality updates call toll-free, 1-866 DAILY AIR (1-866-324-5924). Visit www.epa.gov/airnow or contact Eva Robelia, a public information specialist for the DNR Bureau of Air Management in the Southeast Region, at (414) 263-8657.

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