2010 Feb. 4: IA Northeastern: “other combustion sources” include wood: DNR issues air quality alert for northeastern Iowa

2010 Feb. 4: IA Northeastern: "other combustion sources" include wood: DNR issues air quality alert for northeastern Iowa

By Associated Press

9:14 PM CST, February 4, 2010

WINDSOR HEIGHTS, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has issued an air quality alert for the northeastern part of the state.

The department says fine particulate pollution levels in excess of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency health threshold were measured Thursday morning in northeastern Iowa. It says fine particulate levels near EPA health standards are expected to persist until Friday morning.

Because of the pollution, the DNR recommends that northeastern Iowa residents with respiratory or heart disease, as well as the elderly and children, limit prolonged outdoor exertion until air quality conditions improve.

Fine particles are emitted by vehicle traffic and other combustion sources, and are formed by chemical reactions in the atmosphere. Stagnant air masses do not allow the fine particles to disperse, and pollutant levels rise.

Air quality alert for northeastern Iowa

 

Associated Press – February 4, 2010 10:24 PM ET
WINDSOR HEIGHTS, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has issued an air quality alert for the northeastern part of the state.
The department says fine particulate pollution levels in excess of the U.S.Environmental Protection Agency health threshold were measured Thursday morning in northeastern Iowa. It says fine particulate levels near EPA health standards are expected to persist until Friday morning.
Because of the pollution, the DNR recommends that northeastern Iowa residents with respiratory or heart disease, as well as the elderly and children, limit prolonged outdoor exertion until air quality conditions improve.
Fine particles are emitted by vehicle traffic and other combustion sources, and are formed by chemical reactions in the atmosphere. Stagnant air masses do not allow the fine particles to disperse, and pollutant levels rise.

Air Quality Alert Issued In NE Iowa

Problem Should Persist Into Friday, State Warns

POSTED: 9:57 pm CST February 4, 2010
 
WINDSOR HEIGHTS, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has issued an air quality alert for the northeastern part of the state.
The department said fine particulate pollution levels in excess of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency health threshold were measured Thursday morning in northeastern Iowa. It said fine particulate levels near EPA health standards are expected to persist until Friday morning.
Because of the pollution, the DNR recommends that northeastern Iowa residents with respiratory or heart disease, as well as the elderly and children, limit prolonged outdoor exertion until air quality conditions improve.
Fine particles are emitted by vehicle traffic and other combustion sources, and are formed by chemical reactions in the atmosphere. Stagnant air masses do not allow the fine particles to disperse, and pollutant levels rise.

 

Air quality alert for northeastern Iowa

Posted: Thursday, February 4, 2010 9:15 pm

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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has issued an air quality alert for the northeastern part of the state.
The department says fine particulate pollution levels in excess of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency health threshold were measured Thursday morning in northeastern Iowa. It says fine particulate levels near EPA health standards are expected to persist until Friday morning.
Because of the pollution, the DNR recommends that northeastern Iowa residents with respiratory or heart disease, as well as the elderly and children, limit prolonged outdoor exertion until air quality conditions improve.
Fine particles are emitted by vehicle traffic and other combustion sources, and are formed by chemical reactions in the atmosphere. Stagnant air masses do not allow the fine particles to disperse, and pollutant levels rise.

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