Code Orange Air Quality For Friday

That means air is unhealthy for sensitive groups.

The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a Code
ORANGE Air Quality Alert Friday for the Maryland Piedmont region.

A Code Orange Air Quality Alert means that air pollution
concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for
sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children, people
suffering from asthma, heart disease or other lung diseases and
the elderly. 

The effects of air pollution can be minimized by
avoiding strenuous activity or exercise outdoors.

By The National Weather Service, Sterling, Va.