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[Air quality forecasts] Air quality forecasts for July 28, 2017

Air quality forecasts for July 28, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Dan Salkovitz, (804) 698-4404 or Mike Kiss, (804) 698-4460

Air quality forecasts for July 28, 2017

More detailed information is available on the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality web site at www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Air/AirQualityForecasting.aspx

Hampton Roads
Color Code: Green – Good air quality
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

Richmond
Color Code: Green – Good air quality
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

Roanoke
Color Code: Green – Good air quality
Primary Pollutant: Particle pollution

Winchester
Color Code: Green – Good air quality
Primary Pollutant: Particle pollution

Health Information
Code Green: Poses little or no health risk.

Code Yellow: Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing strenuous outdoor activities.

Code Orange: Active children, teenagers, adults, and people with heart or lung disease (including asthma) should limit or reschedule strenuous outdoor activities.

Code Red: Active children, teenagers, and adults should limit or reschedule strenuous outdoor activities. People unusually sensitive to air pollution, especially those with heart or lung disease (including asthma), should avoid strenuous outdoor activities.

Code Purple: Active children, teenagers, and adults should avoid prolonged strenuous outdoor activities. People unusually sensitive to air pollution, especially those with heart or lung disease (including asthma), and older adults should avoid all outdoor strenuous activities.

High air pollution levels can impair breathing, cause lung damage, coughing and eye irritation and put extra strain on the heart. Air pollution also can aggravate asthma, bronchitis or emphysema.

Dan Salkovitz
Meteorologist
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Phone: (804) 698-4404 Fax: (804) 698-4510
Phone toll-free in Virginia: (1-800) 592-5482 ext. 4404
Work Email: Daniel.Salkovitz@deq.virginia.gov
Air Quality Forecast Webpage:
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