With temperatures expected to stay in the 80s, the Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has issued an air quality alert action day Saturday and Sunday, meaning elevated levels of pollutants are expected.
An alert was also issued for Friday, and the MDEQ reported that "ozone concentrations were already gaining momentum" as of Friday afternoon. People and businesses are encouraged 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.