...AIR QUALITY ADVISORY FROM THE IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY FOR BANNOCK, BEAR LAKE, BINGHAM, CARIBOU,
FRANKLIN, POWER, AND ONEIDA COUNTIES THROUGH 10 AM MONDAY...
* WHAT...Air Quality Advisory because of degraded air quality due
to wildfire smoke. Air Quality Index is forecast to be
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups.
* WHERE...Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Power,
and Oneida Counties.
* WHEN...Through 10 AM MDT Monday.
* IMPACTS...Members of sensitive groups may experience health
effects. The general public is less likely to be affected.
Air pollutants can cause breathing difficulties for children, the
elderly, as well as persons with respiratory problems. Those
individuals who are sensitive to increased particulate matter or
smoke are encouraged to avoid prolonged or strenuous outdoor
activity during this advisory. Open burning is prohibited by air
quality rule. It is also recommended that all other individuals
limit prolonged or strenuous activity outdoors.
THIS STATEMENT IS ISSUED BY THE IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL
QUALITY, AIR QUALITY GROUP. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT DEQ's
Pocatello Regional Office at (208)236-6160.