Peace Region Air Quality Update

PRESS RELEASE:

Contact: Peace Airshed Zone Association (PASZA) Phone: (780) 833-4343

Box 21135 Grande Prairie, AB. T8V 6W7 Phone (780) 833-4343 1-866-764-2681 www.pasza.ca

AIR QUALITY UPDATE

GRANDE PRAIRIE,AB, AUGUST 19,2010: PASZA is a multi stakeholder organization that monitors ambient air quality in the south peace region. PASZA currently operates six continuous monitoring stations and 43 passive monitoring stations located throughout the region.

PASZA is currently measuring increased levels of fine particulate matter. Overnight, PASZA measured increase levels across our network resulting in “poor” and “very poor” air quality index (AQI) returned to “good”. Alberta Environment ratings as outlined ratings. As of 8 A.M. AQI ratings have summarizes effects associated with AQI index below.

Please contact Alberta Health Services for further information regarding public health concerns. PASZA continues to monitor air quality throughout the region.