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Air Quality Action Day Today – June 29th

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has declared that today Thursday June 29th is another Air Quality Action Day in our region for Particulate Matter (PM 2.5). 

High levels of fine particulates are forecasted and the Air Quality Index is expected to be in the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups range Thursday, before conditions improve late Thursday into Friday.

St. Joseph County Department of Health issued a public health advisory for people with heart or lung conditions, older adults, children and teens and recommended moving physical activities indoors or keeping outdoor activities short to reduce exposure. The County Health Officer restricted burning during this time – including celebratory fires, farm burning, residential burning, and camp fires (County Code 92.03).



Particulate Matter (PM 2.5)


Fine particulate matter settles deep into the lungs and cannot be easily exhaled.

Sensitive groups should reduce or avoid exertion and heavy work outdoors during these conditions. These individuals are particularly at risk after several days of exposure to high particulate levels.

Do your part to help clean the air by taking action!

  1. Carpool or use public transportation
  2. Avoid using gas-powered equipment
  3. Turn off engines instead of idling
  4. Do not burn trash or other debris
  5. Use propane gas instead of charcoal when grilling


For more information about actions you can take, visit the Clean Air Michiana website. If you have questions, contact MACOG at 574-287-1829 or