National Weather Service Issues Air Quality Alert Sunday for Southeast Michigan
Because elevated levels of pollutants are expected, people with breathing problems are advised to limit outdoor exertion.
With temperatures expected to climb near 90 degrees, the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued air quality alert action day Sunday, meaning elevated levels of pollutants are expected.
The alert has been issued for most of southeast Michigan and encourages people and businesses to avoid "activities that lead to ozone formation".
These activities include:
- Refueling vehicles or topping off when refueling
- Using gasoline-powered lawn equipment
- Using charcoal lighting fluid
Everyone is encouraged to car pool, use their bicycles or walk, and delay or combine errands when possible.
"It is recommended that active children and adults and persons with respiratory diseases such as asthma limit prolonged outdoor exertion," the alert advises.
Learn more on the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality webpage.