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Enviro-Mich message from Citizens Environment Alliance <ceaadmin@cogeco.net>

This is from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment............

Subject: ** Smog Watch **
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 WATCH* has been issued by the Ontario Ministry of the
Environment for the following forecast region(s):

Issued For: Thursday, February 3, 2005

Bancroft - Bon Echo
Barrie - Orillia - Midland
Belleville - Quinte - Northumberland
Brockville - Leeds and Grenville
City of Hamilton
City of Ottawa
City of Toronto
Cornwall - Morrisburg
Dufferin - Innisfil
Dunnville - Caledonia - Haldimand
Grey - Bruce
Halton - Peel
Huron - Perth
Kingston - Prince Edward
London - Middlesex
Oxford - Brant
Peterborough - Kawartha Lakes
Prescott and Russell
Sarnia - Lambton
Simcoe - Delhi - Norfolk
Smiths Falls - Lanark - Sharbot Lake
Stirling - Tweed - South Frontenac
Waterloo - Wellington
Windsor - Essex - Chatham - Kent
York - Durham
For more details visit the Air Quality Ontario website at:
* A Smog Watch means that there is a 50 per cent chance
that a smog day is coming within the next three days of
being issued.  This could result in higher levels of
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:
 - avoid exposure to vehicle exhaust fumes
 - consult your doctor for specific health advice

Electricity saving tips:
 -  save electricity at home by turning off
    lights you are not using

------------------------------------ www.airqualityontario.com ------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------

Shawn Hupka Interim Administrative Coordinator Citizens Environment Alliance of southwestern Ontario

275 Oak Avenue, Windsor
Ontario, N9A 5E5
phone: (519) 973-1116
fax: (519) 973-8360


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