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MPCA issues air pollution advisory

ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air pollution health advisory for parts of eastern, southern and southwestern Minnesota from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today.Affected areas include the Twin Cities metropolitan area, Mankat...

ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air pollution health advisory for parts of eastern, southern and southwestern Minnesota from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today.
Affected areas include the Twin Cities metropolitan area, Mankato, New Ulm, Albert Lea, Fairmont and Marshall.
Forecasted temperatures in the low 90s, clear sunny skies, and light and variable winds will lead to the formation of ground level ozone, the MPCA warned in a release.
As a result, the air quality index is expected to reach into the 90s on Saturday, just below air quality considered unhealthy for sensitive groups.
Those sensitive to ozone include people with pre-existing respiratory or cardiovascular conditions, the elderly, children, and individuals who participate in outdoor activities requiring extended or heavy exertion.
These individuals are encouraged to postpone or reduce vigorous outdoor activity, or schedule outdoor activity in the morning, when ozone levels are lower. Even persons who are otherwise healthy may experience health effects when ozone levels increase.

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