The Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG) has declared today, Thursday, May 17, an Ozone Alert Day.
The declaration is based on data from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality. ODEQ projects that today's conditions in Central Oklahoma will be favorable to the formation of ground-level ozone air pollution.
The primary component of smog, ground-level ozone, is a health risk to the general populace of Central Oklahoma, but especially dangerous to:
* The Elderly
* Individuals with Respiratory Illnesses
* Individuals with Cardiovascular Illnesses
* Individuals with Asthma, Diabetes and Emphysema
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
* Reduce automobile engine run time
* Delay mowing and outdoor burning