June 17, 2014 at 10:45 AM
WARREN, NJ - The Department of Environmental Protection has issued a Code Orange air quality alert for much of New Jersey, including Warren Township, until 10 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17.
A Code Orange Alert Day is called when air pollution levels are predicted to become Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups. Code Orange levels are between 101 and 150 on the Air Quality Index. When this happens, active children, older adults, and people with lung disease, such as asthma ,should limit prolonged outdoor exertion.
Sensitive Groups can experience symptoms including:irritation to the eyes, nose and throat, reduced lung function (the amount of oxygen taken in is less than usual),asthma can be aggravated,lungs can become inflamed and the lung lining can become damaged,and the risk of developing lung illnesses increases.