Statement as of 1:17 PM CDT on June 24, 2012
… Air pollution watch level Orange…
Air pollution watch – level Orange – for Dallas-Fort Worth.
The Texas commission on environmental quality (tceq) has issued a
level Orange air pollution watch for the Dallas-Fort Worth area
for Monday, June 25, 2012.
Atmospheric conditions are expected to be favorable for producing
high levels of ozone air pollution in the Dallas-Fort Worth area
on Monday. Ozone levels could reach the level Orange “unhealthy
for sensitive groups” category.
Elevated concentrations of ozone can act as a lung irritant.
Individuals with chronic lung disease, such as asthma and
emphysema, as well as the elderly and Young children, are
particularly sensitive to ozone and should attempt to avoid
exposure. To avoid exposure, minimize exertion outdoors during
the mid-day to early evening hours or stay indoors in an air-
conditioned room during this time.
For more information on ozone, visit TCEQ
Additional information can also be obtained from the following
Tceq dfw office, 817-588-5800
North central Texas Council of governments
MS. Jody loza, 817-704-5609
North Texas clean air coalition
MS. Jennifer cohen, 817-690-1921
Environmental protection agency
mr. Mark sather, 214-665-8353