The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission has issued a code orange air quality alert Thursday for The Philadelphia Metro area.
A code orange air quality alert means that air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children…people suffering from asthma… heart disease or other lung diseases. and the elderly. The effects of air pollution can be minimized by avoiding strenuous activity or exercise outdoors.
Here are some tips for what to do during an air quality alert from the NWS.
- Stay inside if possible, particularly if you have respiratory concerns or other health problems, are a senior or child
- If you must go out, try to limit the amount of time you are out to strictly essential activities
- Minimize your use of items that increase pollution, such as cars, gas powered lawn mowers and other vehicles
- Do not burn debris or other items during an air quality alert