The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has issued an Air Quality Alert and declared Sunday, June 10, as an Ozone Action Day in Oakland County and 10 surrounding counties.
According to the National Weather Service, pollutants are expected to be in the unhealthy range for sensitive groups on Sunday.
People and businesses are urged to avoid activities that lead to ozone formation, including refueling vehicles or topping off when refueling, using gasoline-powered lawn equipment, and using charcoal lighter fluid.
Positive activities include carpooling, biking to work, delaying or combining errands and using water-based paints.
It is also recommended that active children and adults, and anyone with respiratory diseases such as asthma, limit prolonged outdoor exertion.
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