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DEP Issues Air-Quality Alert for Philadelphia, Suburbs

Those sensitive to air pollution should limit time spent outside, the DEP says.

Air quality wasn't good in the Philadelphia region on Tuesday, the DEP said.
Air quality wasn't good in the Philadelphia region on Tuesday, the DEP said.

The Department of Environmental Protection on Tuesday issued an air-quality alert for Philadelphia and its suburbs.

Air quality in area has been rated a Code Orange, which means it is unhealthy for certain people to spend time outdoors.

“People with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion,” the DEP said.

The code-orange rating is expected to continue into Wednesday.

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