The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy has declared an Action Day for elevated levels of ozone Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6, 2021z

What does that mean?

Well, it means that ozone levels within the following West Michigan counties are expected to be in the "unhealthy for sensitive groups" range according to the National Weather Service.

  • Allegan
  • Antrim
  • Benzie
  • Berrien
  • Cass
  • Charlevoix
  • Emmet
  • Grand Traverse
  • Kent
  • Lake
  • Leelanau
  • Manistee
  • Mason
  • Muskegon
  • Newaygo
  • Oceana
  • Ottawa
  • Van Buren

People and businesses in these counties are encouraged to avoid activities that can lead to ozone formation during Clean Air Action days. Those activities include things like refueling vehicles, using gas-powered lawn equipment, and using charcoal lighter fluid.

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Folks are encouraged to carpool, walk, ride a bike, delay or combine errands, and use water-based paints.

It's also recommended that active children and adults (as well as people with respiratory diseases like asthma) limit their outdoor exertion.


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