Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality issues Ozone Alert for Tuesday, June 28th

Posted at 2:41 PM, Jun 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-27 15:43:59-04

TULSA -- The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality has issued an Ozone alert for Tuesday, June 28th.

The department says that people with lung or heart disease should be aware that the ground-level ozone pollution may cause adverse health effects.

Air quality experts say the conditions for an Ozone Alert Day may trigger chest pains, coughing and headaches for people respiratory problems.

Below is a list of tips from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.

Take Action on Ozone Alert! Days

  • Leave your car at home. Walk, bike, carpool, ride the bus or telecommute.
  • Avoid long idle times. Walk in rather than drive thru.
  • Postpone refueling. Wait until evening or not at all.
  • Postpone mowing and using other gas-powered lawn tools.
  • Postpone errands. Do them another day.

Take Action All Summer Long

  • Drive less. Leave your car at home one day a week. Try walking, biking, carpooling, riding the bus or telecommuting. Tulsa's Transportation Resource Center can help:
  • Avoid long idle time. If you can, walk in rather than use drive-thrus.
  • Refuel in the evening and don’t top off the tank.
  • Do your garden chores gasoline-free. Avoid gas-powered lawn tools until evening.

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