Air Quality Alert until FRI 12:00 AM EDT Issued July, 22 2021 at 7:41 AM - US/Eastern expires July, 23 2021 at 12:00 AM - US/Eastern ...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM CDT THIS EVENING... An Air Quality Action Day has been declared by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management for the entire state of Indiana...and is in effect until 11 PM CDT this evening. High levels of fine particulates in the air due to smoke from western United States and southern Canada wildfires are expected to be in the Orange or unhealthy for sensitive groups range. People and businesses are urged to avoid activities which lead to ozone and fine particulate formation. These activities include... refueling vehicles or topping off when refueling, using gasoline powered lawn equipment and using charcoal lighter fluid. Positive activities include...car pooling, biking to work, delaying or combining errands and using water based paints. It is recommended that people with respiratory diseases such as asthma limit prolonged outdoor exertion. && For additional information, please visit the IDEM SMOG Watch web; site at www.in.gov/apps/idem/smog/ or the EPA AIRNOW web site at; www.airnow.gov and click on Indiana.