New Color Codes to Inform on Pollution Conditions

New Color Codes to Inform on Pollution Conditions

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah residents now have a new color code system to make it easier to understand daily summertime ozone pollution conditions.

Today, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality introduced the new color code system that will begin tomorrow.

The new system is as follows: Green means air quality conditions are good. "Yellow" means pollution is beginning to increase. "Red" means that pollution levels are high.

The public should be prepared for health advisories during "Yellow" and "Red" days.

Air quality conditions are updated daily at 6:30 a-m and 3:30 p-m, or as conditions change.

For the latest air pollution information, residents can go to the Web Site at or call the Air Pollution Hotline at 975-4009 in Salt Lake and Davis counties or (800) 228-5434 in Utah and Weber counties.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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