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Aug 17, 2015 11:57 AM

NH expecting unhealthy ozone levels

The Associated Press

CONCORD — New Hampshire environmental officials say air pollution is expected to reach unhealthy levels for some people in parts of the state this week.

The Department of Environmental Services says unhealthy concentrations of ground-level ozone are forecast for coastal Rockingham County and at elevations above 3,000 feet Monday and Tuesday. Moderate levels of fine particle pollution also are expected, which may intensify health problems.

Officials are warning children, older adults, anyone with lung disease and those who are active outdoors to take precautions by limiting prolonged outdoor exertion.

Ozone exposure can cause coughing, wheezing, chest tightness and shortness of breath. Symptoms of particle pollution exposure can include chest pain, palpitations and fatigue.


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