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Re-sent: Air quality forecasts for August 29, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Air quality forecasts for August 29, 2018

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: Yellow – Moderate air quality
Primary Pollutant: Particulate matter

Richmond
Color Code: Yellow – Moderate air quality
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

Roanoke
Color Code: Yellow – Moderate air quality
Primary Pollutant: Particulate matter

Winchester
Color Code: Yellow – Moderate air quality
Primary Pollutant: Particulate matter

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 and adults, and people with heart or lung
disease (including asthma) should limit or reschedule strenuous outdoor
activities.
Code Red: Active children 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 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) 698-4319
Phone toll-free in Virginia: (1-800) 592-5482 ext. 4404
Work Email: Daniel.Salkovitz@deq.virginia.gov

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