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E-M:/ Ontario Smog Alert for Saturday

Enviro-Mich message from "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>

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To: <ajs@sagady.com>
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Subject: ** Smog Advisory **
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2004 13:44:23 -0500
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Please do not reply to this e-mail. For general inquiries
about smog alerts, or if you are experiencing technical
difficulties, e-mail: officeaq@ene.gov.on.ca.
For media inquiries call the media line at (416) 314-6666.

A SMOG ADVISORY* has been issued by the Ontario Ministry of the
Environment for the following forecast regions:

     For: Saturday September 4, 2004

Advisories will remain in effect until further notice.

For more details visit the Air Quality Ontario website at:

During the smog episode, individuals may experience eye
irritation. Heavy outdoor exercise may cause respiratory
symptoms such as coughing or shortness of breath. People
with heart or lung disease including asthma may experience
a worsening of their condition.

* A Smog Advisory means that there is a strong likelihood
that there may be poor air quality within the next 24 hours
due to ground-level ozone and/or fine particulate matter.

Spare the Air Actions

During a smog advisory, there are a number of actions that you can
take to help spare the air.

Travel tips - all year round:
  - leave your car at home - walk, cycle, carpool or take public transit
  - tele-conference instead of driving to meetings
  - limit car trips by doing all your errands at once, and do
    not let your engine idle
  - keep your car well tuned, check your tire pressure and
    drive at moderate speeds

Health tips:
  - wear light clothing at work while air conditioning is reduced
  - avoid exposure to vehicle exhaust fumes
  - avoid strenuous exercise in the heat of the day
  - consult your doctor for specific health advice

Electricity saving tips:
  -  save electricity at home by setting your air conditioner
     temperature a few degrees higher (health permitting) and turning
     off lights you are not using

Other pollution reduction tips:
  - leave lawn mowing for another day
  - restrict the use of gasoline-powered equipment
  - delay using oil-based paints, solvents and cleaners


Alex J. Sagady & Associates        http://www.sagady.com

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