Tuesday air quality is unhealthy for sensitive groups
An air quality action day has been declared for Charlotte on Tuesday.
The air quality index is predicted to be 111 ó unhealthy for sensitive sroups. Ozone is the primary pollutant.
Particle pollution will be at 51 ó moderate.
The Charlotte air quality forecast region includes Cabarrus, Gaston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Union, and southern Iredell counties.
Note: Open burning is generally prohibited on air quality action days. Burning trash and other non-vegetative material is always prohibited. For more information and exceptions to the open burning rule, visit www.ncair.org/enf/openburn and http://www.ncair.org/rules/rules/sec1900.pdf.
Care for the air
– Drive less: carpool, vanpool, take the bus, telecommute.
– Conserve electricity.
– Pack a lunch or walk to lunch.
– Avoid idling your vehicle.
– Refuel and mow after 6 p.m.
Air Quality Index (AQI)
Green………..0-50 AQI……..Good air quality. No health risks are expected. Enjoy outdoor activities.
Yellow…….51-100 AQI……..Moderate air quality. Air quality is OK, but unusually sensitive people may be affected, especially when the AQI nears 100.
Orange….101-150 AQI……..Air quality is unhealthy for sensitive groups. Children, active adults and those with heart or respiratory disease, including asthma, should limit outdoor activity.
Red……….151-200 AQI……..Unhealthy air quality. Everyone should avoid prolonged outdoor activity.
Purple……201-300 AQI……..Very unhealthy air quality. Everyone should avoid outdoor activity.