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Air quality expected to reach "Code Red" levels today

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AIR QUALITY ALERT: The air quality in Hamilton County is expected to reach "Code Red" levels today. 

That means the air is bad for everyone including those who are healthy.

This week the Chattanooga Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau has seen some of the worst air quality levels ever.  Today's code red health notice is because of "fine particle pollution" in the air from all of the smoke in the air from the wildfires. While the smoke seems to have gotten better, that's because the weather helped move a lot of that out.

A couple things you need to know:

  1. The air quality will be at its worst in the morning
  2. If you will be outside for long periods of time today, health officials say you should wear a mask 
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