Helpful tips for ozone alert days
An Ozone Alert is issued when it’s expected that moderate to high levels of ozone pollution will make our air unhealthy. You can learn when these are issued through Twitter, email and other ways. Important things you should do when ozone alerts are announced: Reduce or reschedule strenuous outdoor activities. Ozone pollution can cause wheezing, coughing and difficulty breathing. Reduce outdoor activities or schedule them before 10 a.m. or after 7 p.m. If you have breathing or heart problems, keep medicines close by, and check on others who may have similar conditions. People with health problems may be more affected by ozone pollution than others. Carpool, bike or use public transit. Bus fares are reduced on all regular routes. If you can’t take the bus, carpool with friends or co-workers. Each mile you don’t drive makes a big difference.