THE HUNTER REPORT

ALERT - CODE ORANGE

 By: Pat Hunter

August 14, 2009

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has issued a code orange alert for the Knoxville and surrounding counties for August 13 and 14th. Concentrations of ground-level ozone is unhealthy to young, seniors and people with breathing problems.

 


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"STEPS YOU CAN TAKE 

REDUCE AIR POLLUTION

Who is affected? People with lung disease (including asthma), active adults and children

Cautionary Statement - Cut back or reschedule strenuous outside activity



Choose a cleaner commute (share a ride to work or use public transportation).

∑ Modify plant/store operations to reduce combustion sources (reduces NOx) and conserve energy.

∑ Limit engine idling, skip the drive thru.

∑ Conserve energy (cut back A/C, turn off appliances/light, and close blinds).

∑ Postpone lawn mowing and filling of gas tanks until evening.

∑ Donít burn leaves or trash.

∑ Take your lunch to work or walk to a nearby restaurant.

∑ Combine errands."

SOURCE: ENVIRO FLASH