AIR QUALITY ALERT IS IN EFFECT FOR WEDNESDAY JULY 21 2021

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments in association with the Maryland Department of the Environment, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, and District Department of Environment have issued a Code ORANGE Air Quality Alert Wednesday for the DC metro area.

A Code Orange Air Quality Alert means that air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children, people suffering from asthma, heart disease, or other lung diseases and
the elderly.

The effects of air pollution can be minimized by avoiding strenuous activity or exercise outdoors.

For more information on ground-level ozone and fine particles
please visit www.mde.maryland.gov/programs/air/.

Counties under Air Quality ALert:

Calvert
Central and Southeast Montgomery
Charles
Frederick
Northwest Montgomery
Prince Georges
St. Marys


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David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...

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