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Code Orange Air Quality Alert issued for Baltimore metro area for Thursday

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A Code Orange Air Quality Alert has been issued for the Baltimore metro area.

The Maryland Department of the Environment says the Code Orange Air Quality Alert will be in effect on Thursday, May 20th.

A Code Orange Air Quality Alert means that air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children, people suffering from asthma, heart disease or other lung diseases and the elderly.

The effects of air pollution can be minimized by avoiding strenuous activity or exercise outdoors.

For more information on ground-level ozone and fine particles please visit the https://www.mde.state.md.us/air or call 410-537-3000.

AirNow air quality forecast for Nottingham area for May 20, 2021:

AirNow Air Quality Nottingham MD 20210520

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