The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources issued an Air Quality Health Advisory for all Vermont counties. That’s according to the National Weather Service.
Vermont Air Quality and Climate Division expected elevated levels of fine particulate matter (PM2.5), to occur in the "unhealthy for sensitive groups" (USG) range in Vermont on Tuesday, July 20th due to the presence of wildfire smoke.
“Children and older adults, as well as people with heart or lung disease, should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion,” states the release. “Exposure to elevated levels of fine particles such as wood smoke can increase the likelihood of respiratory symptoms in sensitive individuals and aggravate heart or lung disease.”
An Air Quality Action Day means that particulate concentrations within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards.
For additional information...please visit the Vermont Agency of
Natural Resources website at https://dec.vermont.gov/air-quality/local-air-quality-forecasts