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Air Quality Action Day Forecast Thursday in All Regions
Date:9/3/2008

of air pollution and should limit outdoor activities.

To help keep the air healthy, residents and businesses are encouraged to voluntarily limit certain pollution-producing activities by taking the following steps:

-- Ride the bus or carpool to work;

-- Avoid burning leaves, trash and other materials;

-- Wash dishes and clothes with full loads; and

-- Save energy -- do not overcool your home.

DEP and the Lehigh Valley/Berks County Air Quality Partnership encourage residents in Lehigh and Northampton counties to continue to ride public transit buses or use alternative transportation even though the Ride Free on Ozone Action Days Program ended for the season. Residents can continue riding LANTA buses or use alternative forms of transportation like cycling, walking or car-pooling to help improve air quality while saving gas money.

These forecasts are provided in conjunction with the Air Quality Partnership of the Delaware Valley, the Southwest Pennsylvania Air Quality Partnership, the Lehigh Valley/Berks Air Quality Partnership, and the Susquehanna Valley Air Quality Partnership.

For more information on ozone, visit http://www.depweb.state.pa.us, keyword: Ozone. To view the air quality forecast, for more information on the Air Quality Partnerships, or to sign up to receive free daily forecasts by e-mail, visit http://www.aqpartners.org.

CONTACT: Tom Rathbun

717-787-1323


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