MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An air-quality advisory has been issued for two counties on opposite sides of the state.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural issued the advisory for St. Croix County on the western border and Brown County on the eastern side.
The advisory started Monday morning and runs through Tuesday at noon.
It was issued because of elevated levels of fine particles in the air. These particles come from combustion sources including power plants, factories, vehicle exhaust and wood burning.
The air quality forecast is expected to reach the orange level, which is considered unhealthy for people with lung disease, asthma and other ailments. Those people should cut back on strenuous activities and be watchful for chest pain, shortness of breath and wheezing.