Smog Advisory Lifted



    TORONTO, Aug. 29 /CNW/ - Effective immediately, the Ministry of the
Environment has lifted its Smog Advisory for the following regions:

    
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    Belleville-Quinte-Northumberland           Kingston-Prince Edward
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    Brockville-Leeds and Grenville             London-Middlesex
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    City of Hamilton                           Niagara
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    City of Toronto                            Oxford-Brant
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    Cornwall-Morrisburg                        Sarnia-Lambton
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    Dunnville-Caledonia-Haldimand              Simcoe-Delhi-Norfolk
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    Elgin                                      Waterloo-Wellington
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    Halton-Peel                                Windsor-Essex-Chatham-Kent
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    Huron-Perth                                York-Durham
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    A cold front is moving across southern Ontario bringing cloudiness and
precipitation. This change in weather has resulted in cleaner air.
    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: Kate Jordan, Communications Branch, (416)
314-6666

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