OKLAHOMA– The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality has declared Thursday an Ozone Alert Day.
This is because the conditions will be optimal for the formation of ground-level ozone air pollution.
This is especially dangerous for the elderly, children, and anyone with respiratory or cardiovascular illness like asthma, diabetes, and emphysema.
Using public transit, carpooling, consolidating errands, eliminating vehicle idling, and refueling after nightfall are suggested.
It is also recommended to delay lawn work, avoid outdoor burning, turn up the air conditioning thermostat, and to turn off or unplug electrical devices not being used.