DEQ: Code orange air quality in Hampton Roads Sunday and Monday

Air quality in the Hampton Roads region is forecast to be unhealthy for sensitive groups Sunday and Monday, according to the Department of Environmental Quality.

Both days will be code orange days, during which DEQ recommends active people and those with heart or lung diseases such as asthma limit or reschedule any strenuous outdoor activities.

The primary pollutant both days is predicted to be ozone, a colorless gas often formed in hot, dry weather by sunlight reacting with emissions. To help with poor air quality, the agency suggests limiting fuel consumption, conserving electricity and avoiding burning yard debris or brush.

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