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"Yellow" air warning today, "Red" for July 4

PROVO, UTAH (July 3, 2012) -- The Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality is predicting unhealthy air quality over the next several days. This is from a combination of the fires generating excess particulates, as well as annual fireworks celebrations.

Residents are encouraged to limit driving and to carpool whenever possible. Individuals that have lung and breathing issues are especially warned to be careful, but it is probably a good idea for everyone to limit exertion outdoors for the next couple of days.

For more information on Utah air Quality, updates on alerts and suggested precautions, please see www.airquality.utah.gov/aqp/provo.html.

The Utah County Health Department is committed to promoting the health of our community, prevent avoidable disease and injury by monitoring the health of our community, and assuring conditions in which people can be healthy. For information on UCHD programs or services, please visit www.UtahCountyHealth.org or call 801-851-7000. You can also now follow the UCHD on at www.twitter.com/uchd or www. FaceBook.com/uchealth.