Pa. warning: Something bad in the air

Posted: June 25, 2013

HARRISBURG - A combination of heat and sun could make a breath of fresh air hard to come by Tuesday for the very young, the old, and people with respiratory problems, the state Department of Environmental Protection warns.

DEP and the Air Quality Partnership of the Delaware Valley have issued an "orange" air-quality alert for unhealthy ozone concentrations for the vulnerable populations in Philadelphia and its neighboring Pennsylvania counties.

Ground-level ozone -- not to be confused with upper-atmospheric ozone -- forms when the sun's heat combines with pollution from vehicles, industry, households, and power plants. DEP advises people to conserve electricity and limit car use when possible.

For more information, visit www.dep.state.pa.us, keywords: Air Quality Partnership.

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