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July 17 Ohio Air Quality Advisory: Unhealthy for sensitive groups

COLUMBUS, OH (July 17, 2023) - Ohio EPA is issuing a statewide Air Quality Advisory as smoke from Canadian wildfires again continues to adversely impact air quality. The advisory is in effect through the end of, July 17. Ohio EPA expects the Air Quality Index to be in the “unhealthy for sensitive groups” to “unhealthy” ranges.

When air quality is in this range, people who are in sensitive groups (due to medical conditions, exposure conditions, or innate susceptibility) may experience health effects during outdoor activities. To decrease the potential for health issues, sensitive groups of people (children, elderly, people with asthma or COPD) should limit prolonged or strenuous outdoor activity.

To see real-time air quality in your area, visit the AirNow website.