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Canadian Wildfires Tigger an Air Quality Alert for Bergen County

AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TUESDAY TO 12 AM WEDNESDAY

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued an air quality action day for the following counties…Bergen…Essex…Passaic…Union…Hudson.


An Air Quality Action Day for Particulate Matter (PM2.5) has been declared for Tuesday, July 20. Levels of Particulate Matter (PM2.5) are forecast to rise into the unhealthy for sensitive groups (USG) category due to a plume of smoke, associated with the Canadian wildfires, moving over the region. Sensitive individuals, including those with heart or lung disease, the elderly, and young should limit strenuous activities and the amount of time active outdoors.

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