DEQ asks for public's help to meet new air quality standards

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POSTED: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 5:00am

UPDATED: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 5:04am

Rodney Mallet with the Department  of Environmental Quality stated that May is Air Quality Awareness Month, and May is also the start of ozone season.

He said that the DEQ is going around the state to share what the public can do to help lower the ozone level in our community. 

The ozone is formed on hot humid still days from air emission caused from things like lawn moweres and other engines. The EPA has set new standards for our community that the public is asked to help attain this new standard by not mowing , driving, getting gas, etc. during the heat of the day. 

Mallet also said that the public can now receive email alerts about the ozone levels on their phone by going to their website DEQ.Louisiana.gov., and registering or visiting BatonRougeAreaEnviroFlash.info. 

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