Chicago Park District Takes Action as Air Quality Deteriorates


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CHICAGO, IL – The Chicago Park District has responded to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recent declaration of the city’s Air Quality Index as “unhealthy.” The deteriorating air quality is attributed to the presence of smoke from Canadian wildfires in the region.

To prioritize the well-being of residents, the Park District has relocate its programs, including summer camps, indoors whenever possible. This proactive measure aims to minimize the risks associated with prolonged exposure to the polluted air.

According to Chicago Department of Public Health officials, vulnerable individuals, such as children, seniors, and those with heart or lung conditions, to avoid strenuous outdoor activities. Additional precautions suggested include wearing masks, limiting outdoor exposure, using air purifiers, and keeping windows closed.

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