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DEQ issues mandatory action day Monday

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Posted at 11:39 AM, Dec 30, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-30 14:31:48-05

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Department of Environmental Quality issued a mandatory action day Monday.

According to the DEQ, today's air is unhealthy for sensitive groups. They said elderly people and people with existing heart or lung disease should stay inside and reduce physical activity.

The mandatory action day means citizens cannot use wood burning stoves unless it's their only source of heat. The DEQ also advises residents to drive less and use public transportation.

To check today's air quality forecast, click here.