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Air Quality Action Day forecast for Thursday

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An Air Quality Action Day has been forecast for northwest Indiana for Thursday, August 23, 2012 for ozone.

This includes the counties of Lake, Porter, and LaPorte and the cities of Gary, Hammond, Whiting, and Michigan City.

Ozone levels are expected to be in the orange or Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups range.

Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma should limit prolonged outdoor exertion.

For more information visit the IDEM Smog Watch web site at

 or the EPA AIRNow web site at

 and click on Indiana.


Posted 8/22/2012