Advisory: Monday’s air quality could become unhealthy for ‘sensitive groups’

     Today's sunrise in Belmar by @belmaratsunrise as tagged #JSHN on Instagram)

    Today's sunrise in Belmar by @belmaratsunrise as tagged #JSHN on Instagram)

    An air quality alert is in effect today at the Jersey Shore for ground level ozone, according to the National Weather Service.

    The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued a “Code Orange” alert.

    According to airnow.gov, the air in New Jersey is within the “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” level.

    “Although general public is not likely to be affected at this AQI range, people with lung disease, older adults and children are at a greater risk from exposure to ozone, whereas persons with heart and lung disease, older adults and children are at greater risk from the presence of particles in the air,” according to the alert. 

    The alert says to avoid strenuous activity and exercise indoors to minimize the effects of air pollution.

    Forecasters say high temperatures will reach the middle 80s at the beaches and lower 90s inland Monday and Tuesday before cooling off into the 70s on Wednesday. 

    For more information on ground-level ozone and fine particles, visit here.  

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