Notice of Smog Advisory for September 2, 2008



    TORONTO, Sept. 1 /CNW/ - The Ontario Ministry of the Environment issued a
Smog Advisory, for tomorrow, September 2, 2008, until further notice for the
following forecast regions:

    
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    Elgin                                       Sarnia-Lambton
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    Huron-Perth                                 Windsor-Essex-Chatham-Kent
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    London-Middlesex
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    A Smog Advisory is issued when there is a high probability for elevated
smog levels.
    Hot and sunny conditions combined with light and variable winds are
expected to result in the build-up and transport of polluted air into
southwestern 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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