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Air quality remains poor

Air quality remains poor

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The state Department of Environmental Quality has issued a health advisory for Salt Lake, Davis and Weber counties because of air pollution.

The state says a red air quality alert is in effect for the three counties on Tuesday, along with Cache County.

It is suggested that people with respiratory or heart ailments, the elderly and children limit their time outdoors and do not exert themselves.

Wood burning is prohibited in red alert areas.

The air quality in Utah County is labeled a yellow air quality action day.

On red and yellow days, people are asked to drive their cars as little as possible.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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