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Air Quality Alert for Wednesday, August 11 and Thursday, August 12

Wednesday August 11, 2010

An Air Quality Alert has been called for the Louisville metropolitan area for Wednesday, August 11 and Thursday, August 12, 2010. The Air Quality Index (AQI) is expected to be in the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups range both days. PM2.5 (fine particulate matter) levels were in the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups range on Tuesday and are expected to remain high through Wednesday. On Thursday, ozone is expected to reach 111 and PM2.5 is expected to reach 121 on the AQI.

Sensitive groups include children, older adults, active adults and anyone with heart and/or lung ailments.

Help the air on Air Quality Alert days with these simple steps:

  • Share a ride.
  • Delay your mowing.
  • Combine your errands.

Helpful links:


APCD: Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District

Gauge-style Air Quality Alert graphic