DNR Warns of Potentially Harmful Pollution in East Central Iowa



The Department of Natural Resources warned that fine particle pollution across east-central Iowa could be harmful to people with certain health conditions. The DNR says high levels were found Tuesday morning in Cedar Rapids, Clinton, Davenport, Iowa City, Muscatine and Waterloo. Vehicles and other combustion sources emit fine particles, and stagnant air doesn't allow the particles to disperse, causing pollution levels to increase. Officials recommend that people in east-central Iowa limit prolonged outdoor activity if they have respiratory problems or heart disease. A cold air mass with westerly winds is expected to enter the area today, which should cause pollution levels to drop.

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Locations : Central IowaDavenportIowaIowa City
People : Clinton