Smog Advisory Lifted



    TORONTO, Sept. 7 /CNW/ - Effective immediately, the Ministry of the
Environment has lifted its Smog Advisory for the following regions:

    
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    Bancroft-Bon Echo                    Kingston-Prince Edward
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    Barrie-Orillia-Midland               London-Middlesex
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    Belleville-Quinte-Northumberland     Niagara
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    Brockville-Leeds and Grenville       Oxford-Brant
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    City of Hamilton                     Parry Sound-Muskoka-Huntsville
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    City of Ottawa                       Peterborough-Kawartha Lakes
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    City of Toronto                      Prescott and Russell
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    Cornwall-Morrisburg                  Renfrew-Pembroke-Barry's Bay
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    Dufferin-Innisfil                    Sarnia-Lambton
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    Dunnville-Caledonia-Haldimand        Simcoe-Delhi-Norfolk
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    Elgin                                Smiths Falls-Lanark-Sharbot Lake
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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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    Strong winds ahead of an approaching cold front have caused pollution
levels to drop below smog advisory criteria.
    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.





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

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