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HEALTH Heat prompts warning, air quality action day

Wednesday will be an air quality action day because of expectede hot temperatures.
Posted on July 16, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on July 16, 2013 at 1:50 p.m.

ELKHART — Elkhart and St. Joseph counties have announced Wednesday will be an air quality action day because of hot weather conditions.

Forecasted highs through Friday call for temperatures to reach into the low 90s in northern Indiana.

Weather conditions will be conducive to high levels of ozone pollution. The following actions will help lower motor vehicle emissions that contribute to the formation of ozone:

Ÿ Bike, walk, carpool or take the bus.

Ÿ Perform regular vehicle maintenance.

Ÿ Conserve fuel by combining trips.

Ÿ Refuel your car in the evening.

Ÿ Reduce engine idling time.

Anyone with questions can learn more by calling Michiana Area Council of Government at 574-287-1829.

 FILE - In this April 1, 2013 file photo, a dove flies near the logo of Novartis India Limited at their head office in Mumbai, India. A new study released Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, shows an experimental Novartis drug, which does not have a name, lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 percent. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)

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