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State Issues Air Quality Warning For Thursday

Ozone levels in the Garden State today to exceed healthy levels; some may be affected

Hot and humid weather predicted for today has prompted the state Department of Environmental Protection to issue an air quality warning.

The DEP warned on Thursday that sensitive groups — including the very old and very young, as well as those with medical conditions —  should avoid strenuous outdoor activity, as ozone levels in the air are expected to reach dangerous levels throughout the state.

Residents and businesses across New Jersey also are asked to avoid activities that could add to air pollution, such as vehicle use, lawn mowing, painting, and wood burning.

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly is forecasting hot and humid conditions in the area for Thursday, with high temperatures of 86.

For more information on the air quality in the state, see: http://www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_state&stateid=31.

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