EPA Predicts Poor Air Quality

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 16: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) logo is displayed on a door at its headquarters on March 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed budget for 2018 seeks to cut the EPA's budget by 31 percent from $8.1 billion to $5.7 billion. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA (WBZ-AM) -- The Environmental Protection Agency is predicting poor air quality for Monday across much of New England.

The air quality alert for New England is for parts of center eastern Massachusetts, all of Connecticut, Rhode Island and parts of Maine and New Hampshire.

This air quality alert is because of "ground-level ozone" can make it difficult to breathe, and can aggravate asthma and other pre-existing lung diseases.

David Deegan, a spokesperson with the EPA, says this could be a challenging day for some, if they are outside and says it's a good day to cut your body some slack.

The EPA is asking everyone to pollute the air as little as possible during this oppressive stretch of heat.

WBZ  NewsRadio1030's Carl Stevens reports

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