Air Quality Alert in effect for Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne counties
Today and tomorrow, with warmer temperatures comes the ever frequent Air Quality Alerts, now in effect for both sides of the state. According to the National Weather Service and Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy.
With no rain, hot air and clear skies, ozone is expected to build up at ground level in areas with more pollution. The NWS and EGLE have some tips to help clear the air.
- Delay mowing your lawn until evening or the next day. Exhaust from your lawn mower and other gas-powered lawn and garden equipment help form ozone.
- Drive less, telecommute, bike, or walk. You’ll reduce traffic congestion and air pollution, as well as save money.
- Avoid refueling your vehicle during daylight hours. Fumes released at the gas pump contribute to ozone formation.
- Delay or combine errands. This will reduce traffic congestion and air pollution.
- Reduce electricity use. Adjust your thermostat a few degrees higher and turn off lights, computers, and other electrical devices when not in use.