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Pa. Marking Air Quality Awareness Week

Air Quality Awareness Week celebrates the importance of clean air and learning about air quality, the Governor's Office said.

This week is Air Quality Awareness Week in Pennsylvania, and Gov. Tom Corbett has issued a proclamation marking the event.

“Each person can make a positive impact on improving Pennsylvania’s air quality,” Corbett said.

Air Quality Awareness Week celebrates the importance of clean air and learning about air quality, the Governor's Office said.

“DEP’s environmental professionals are committed to studying and monitoring air quality in Pennsylvania,” DEP Secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo said. “The data DEP receives assists the department in formulating sound policies and guidance as well as forecasting air quality so people can make informed decisions about their outdoor activities.”

In Pennsylvania, the quality of the air we breathe has color designations, with green being good, and a progression through to red indicating the presence of pollutants.

You can sign up to receive air-quality forecasts by email at www.enviroflash.info

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