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|Air Quality Action Day has been declared for Susquehanna Valley, PA, on Sunday, Jun 6|
|Sunday, Jun 6:||110 AQI||Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups||Ozone|
|56 AQI||Moderate||Particle Pollution (2.5 microns)|
*** Sunday’s forecast: Conditions will be favorable for ozone concentrations on Sunday to climb into the code ORANGE range. Light southwesterly flow around a strong area of high pressure combined with sunny skies will allow for the rise in concentrations. Fine particulate will also go into the lower moderate range as well.
Residents and businesses within the ozone Air Quality Action Day area are strongly encouraged to voluntarily help reduce air pollution by:
• Conserving electricity by setting air conditioning to a higher temperature;
• Combining errands to reduce vehicle trips;
• Limiting engine idling; and
• Refueling cars and trucks after dusk.
This forecast is brought to you by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP).
|Thursday, May 20:||101 AQI||Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups||Ozone|
|53 AQI||Moderate||Particle Pollution (2.5 microns)|
New Research Links Air Pollution to Higher Coronavirus Death Rates
The New York Times, April 7, 2020 by Lisa Friedman
WASHINGTON — Coronavirus patients in areas that had high levels of air pollution before the pandemic are more likely to die from the infection than patients in cleaner parts of the country, according to a new nationwide study that offers the first clear link between long-term exposure to pollution and Covid-19 death rates.