Historic Downtown Loveland, Ohio on Wednesday afternoon (Photo by David Miller)

Loveland, Ohio – The Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency is extending the Air Quality Alert into Thursday, June 29 through 11:59 PM for Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren counties in Ohio; Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties in Kentucky; and Dearborn County in Indiana.

The Agency expects to see levels of both ozone and PM2.5 (due to Canada wildfires) in the “Unhealthy” range on the Air Quality Index (AQI). Because there are two air pollutants with high concentrations, the general public is encouraged to limit their outdoor exertion, especially children, those with respiratory illnesses, and older adults. Refer to U.S. EPA’s health guide here.

Everyone can reduce PM2.5 by following these guidelines:

  • Never burn leaves or other yard trimmings.
  • Suspend use of fire pits, campfires, and charcoal grills on Air Quality Alert days.
The intersection of Rich and Fallis Roads on Wednesday afternoon from Loveland High School. (Photo by David Miller)

Everyone can help reduce ozone formation by taking the following actions: 

  • Telecommute.
  • Do not idle your vehicle; exhaust contributes considerably to ozone formation.
  • Combine trips or eliminate unnecessary vehicle trips.

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