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Smog, Haze Prompts Metro Denver Air Quality Alert

Environmental News: Colorado, USA
An air quality advisory has been issued for the front range while an inversion keeps pollution stuck at breathing level.




Feb 10, 2007
DENVER --
A lung-clogging layer of smog has been blanketing the metropolitan Denver area this week, prompting health officials to warn that even healthy people are at respiratory risk. A stalled weather system is being blamed for trapping the layer of particulate matter over the areas. Official say there's no wind to blow the mess away, and the situation could last through the weekend. "We're under a multiday episode," said Mike Silverstein, a regulator at the state's air quality division. "It's a significant situation from a public-health perspective. We're advising that all of our residents take precautions, not just the sensitive populations.
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