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Precautionary outdoor air quality health notice issued

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​SARASOTA COUNTY - Sarasota County has issued an air advisory for elevated ozone levels and/or the potential for elevated ozone levels that fall within the "unhealthy for sensitive groups" category, per Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) national ambient air quality standards for public health.

The elevated levels were detected Tuesday, May 9, at Lido Key.

People with respiratory ailments may experience health effects during this air advisory and should limit their outdoor activities. The general public is not likely to be affected. Any person with health-related questions should contact their personal health care provider.
 
This air advisory is in effect until dusk Tuesday.
 
On Dec. 28, 2015, the EPA significantly strengthened its National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ground-level ozone, from the 0.075 parts per million, which was in place since 2008, to 0.070 parts per million. The EPA reviews these standards every five years to determine if revisions are necessary to improve public health and protect plants and sensitive ecosystems.
 
Sarasota County currently meets all national air quality standards, thanks to an EPA-approved air quality monitoring program and proactive steps to reduce the county's own greenhouse gas emissions.
 
For more information, contact the Sarasota County Call Center at 941-861-5000 and ask for air quality.

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5/10/2017

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5/9/2017

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Created at 5/9/2017 3:28 PM by Sarasota County
Last modified at 5/9/2017 3:28 PM by Sarasota County

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