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Code Orange Air Quality Alert issued for Thursday in Baltimore

BALTIMORE, MD— The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Alert for Thursday in the Baltimore area.

The alert covers Baltimore City and southern Baltimore County, including most of the coverage area.

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.

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