Maine CDC Health Advisory
August 12, 2021
Maine DEP Issues Air Quality Alert for Thursday, August 12th
This message from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection is being forwarded by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention to ensure widest visibility.
Ground-level ozone concentrations will be climbing in Maine on Thursday and are expected to reach unhealthy levels for the Southwest Coast and the high elevations of Acadia NP according to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Ozone levels in southern New England began ramping up on Wednesday with transport of ozone and its precursors toward Maine later today and tomorrow. Meanwhile, some smoke is expected to combine with regional particle pollution to push particle pollution to moderate levels statewide tomorrow.