Air Quality Alert Issued for Southeast Michigan on Monday
Those with respiratory conditions, like asthma, are urged to limit outdoor activity.
An air quality alert action day has been issued for Monday, meaning elevated levels of pollutants are expected throughout the day.
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality alert has been issued for most of Southeast Michigan, including Wayne and Oakland counties. It's recommended that those with respiratory diseases, such as asthma, limit extended outdoor activity.
"People and businesses are urged to avoid activities which lead to ozone formation," according to the alert.
These activities include:
- Refueling vehicles or topping off when refueling
- Using gasoline-powered lawn equipment
- Using charcoal lighting fluid
It is encouraged that people car pool, bike to work and delay or combine errands when possible.
On Monday, the National Weather Service forecasts a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. with mostly sunny skies and a high near 89.