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Air quality warning issued for Rhode Island, Southern Massachusetts due to air pollution

Air quality forecasters are predicting air quality that is unhealthy for sensitive groups Saturday. Fall River is expected to have an AQI of 115.

With hot, summery weather, EPA and state air quality forecasters predict areas of unhealthy air quality.

“On days when unhealthy air quality is predicted, we can all take individual actions to help reduce the air emissions that contribute to air pollution” said Alexandra Dunn, Regional Administrator of EPA’s New England Office.

Poor air quality affects everyone, but some people are particularly sensitive to air pollutants, including people who are active outdoors, and people with respiratory diseases such as asthma. EPA recommends that people in these areas limit strenuous outdoor activity. On these days, the public and businesses can take actions that will help reduce air pollution and protect the public health. Everyone can reduce air pollution through the following actions:

-use public transportation, or combine errands and car-pool to reduce driving time and mileage;
-use less electricity by turning air conditioning to a higher temperature setting if possible
-use less electricity by turning off lights, TVs and computers when they are not being used
-avoid using small gasoline-powered engines, such as lawn mowers, string trimmers, chain saws, power-washers, air compressors and leaf blowers on unhealthy air days.

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  1. .Mortis Maximus

    June 4, 2021 at 8:14 pm

    Where is this pollution coming from? We are in the process of shutting down our first world lifestyle and economy so that the elites may build up China, for slave labor, growing their fortunes exponentially. Fuel is the key to the civilized world and we are being pushed into abandoning our best energy supplies, through total lies about climate alarmism. Who is willing to give up heating their homes affordably or giving up hot showers or baths? Think this is far fetched? You will be priced out of these conveniences as energy is abandoned, in the name of manipulative, ego-maniacal control freaks in charge of US energy policy. You give up your AC this summer while the globalists circumnavigate the globe in their private jets. Guzzling thousand dollar bottles of champagne while you drink flouridated coffee water from Dunkin Donuts will require sacrafice from you slaves. Your Masters in Washington DC know exactly what you need to imprison your minds and spirits. Cold showers and shivering nights are just the start along with a new diet of bugs and weeds. Go ahead and scoff at my thoughts, then go and read the news…

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