Air quality advisory issued

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – An unusual air quality advisory was issued Wednesday morning for the area.

The advisory was issued from the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments about 9:30 a.m. warning children, the ederly, and people with asthma to use caution when going outdoors.

Spokesperson Lisa Pompeo said an air quality advisory this time of year is unusual but a regional pattern in air pollutants has been detected. Columbus issued an advisory yesterday, and shifting winds moved the mass to our area.

The advisory only lasted a couple of hours and readings were back to normal around 12 p.m. Pompeo said several factors could impact the air quality this time of year including emissions and pollutants from manufacturing, vehicle exhaust and any type of wood burning.

“We reached a high level for a couple of hours on Wednesday, but the winds picked up and the readings went back to normal.” said Pompeo.

Typically, air quality advisories are issued in the summer months when ground level ozone is impacted by weather. Particle pollution can form year round and is what prompted the advisory on Wednesday.

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