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Canadian wildfire smoke prompts Code Red in Baltimore area on Wednesday

BALTIMORE, MD—As copious amounts of wildfire smoke from eastern Canada pour into the state, the Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a Code Red Air Quality Alert for Wednesday in the Baltimore area.

A Code Red Air Quality Alert means that air pollution concentrations within the region are unhealthful for the general population.

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

Sensitive individuals should minimize outdoor activities on Wednesday.


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