The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued a health advisory for Central and Southern Minnesota.

According to an article from WCCO via the Associated Press the agency issued the advisory due to the low clouds, fog and the east/southeast winds.  All of that combined leads to a fine particle pollution that is considered unhealthy for many.

I think I'm a little more sensitive when it comes to this kind of thing because I noticed a change when I walked outside this morning.  It was a little more difficult to breathe in the fresh air, which apparently isn't as fresh as I thought it would be.

WCCO is reporting the conditions should break up later today when the wind is expected to change direction. Air quality can be an issue for everyone but children, the elderly, those who spend a lot of time doing outdoor activities should be cautious as well as those with cardiovascular and respiratory issues.