The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is offering listeners guidance on how to protect their health during unhealthy air quality conditions over the Summer.
The department has launched a new website, which offers information on the health effects of wildfire smoke. (See link below)
The site also offers tips on how to reduce risk based on the Air Quality Index.
The Index is a color-coded system that indicates the levels of air pollution in an area.
Residents can check the Air Quality Index regularly and take necessary precautions to keep themselves and their families safe.
State Health officials have also established a hotline for health-related questions related to air quality issues. The number is 800-648-6942, and is available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy has extended an Air Quality Alert through today for the entire WCSR listening area, as smoke from Canadian wildfires continues to affect air quality across the region,
Michigan Wildfire Smoke Information Site: