Notice of Smog Advisory



    TORONTO, Sept. 18 /CNW/ - The Ontario Ministry of the Environment issued
a Smog Advisory, for tomorrow, September 19, 2007, until further notice for
the following forecast regions:

    
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    Barrie-Orillia-Midland               London-Middlesex
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    Belleville-Quinte-Northumberland     Niagara
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    City of Hamilton                     Oxford-Brant
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    City of Toronto                      Parry Sound-Muskoka-Huntsville
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    Dufferin-Innisfil                    Peterborough-Kawartha Lakes
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    Dunnville-Caledonia-Haldimand        Sarnia-Lambton
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    Elgin                                Simcoe-Delhi-Norfolk
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    Grey-Bruce                           Stirling-Tweed-South Frontenac
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    Haliburton                           Waterloo-Wellington
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    Halton-Peel                          Windsor-Essex-Chatham-Kent
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    Huron-Perth                          York-Durham
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    Kingston-Prince Edward
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    A Smog Advisory is issued when there is a high probability for elevated
smog levels.
    Hot, sunny conditions combined with a southwesterly flow of polluted air
from the U.S. and local build-up of pollutants are expected to result in high
smog levels across southwestern and parts of central and eastern Ontario. Smog
is a hazy mix of pollutants made up of ground-level ozone, fine particulate
matter and other pollutants. During the summer months, more than half of
Ontario's smog-causing pollution originates in the United States. In cooler
months, domestic sources can be significant contributors to the formation of
fine particulate matter.
    The website www.airqualityontario.com contains a list of "spare the air"
actions (www.airqualityontario.com/science/spareair.cfm) to help combat smog
and minimize its effect on sensitive populations. If you want to learn more
about air quality, visit the Ministry of the Environment's website at
www.ontario.ca/environment.




For further information:

For further information: John Steele, Communications Branch, (416)
314-6666

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