ST. LOUIS — Tuesday marks the first official day of summer, but it’s also forecast for an “orange” air quality day in the St. Louis area.
The Orange rating is based on the US Air Quality Indexwhich means that the index values are between 101 and 150. During such consultations, members of sensitive groups may experience health effects, but the general public is less likely to be affected.
Such an assessment means that certain populations, including people with lung diseases, older adults and people who are outdoors, should consider precautions or restrictions on their outdoor activities.
The Clean Air Partnership is urging people to change their commutes to improve air quality, whether that be by public transportation, carpooling, vanpooling, walking, cycling or teleworking.
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