Ozone Action Season is an awareness campaign focused on what actions the public could take on a day to reduce ozone levels.
During the months of May through September, the Division of Environmental Services will provide ozone forecasts predicting one of four levels of air quality conditions: Good, Satisfactory, Precautionary Measures Should be Taken by Sensitive Groups, and Caution. Forecasts of ozone levels will be made available at least twice each week, or more often during periods of unusual weather conditions.
To receive the ozone forecast via e-mail, please ask to be added to the Ozone Action Season list. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Division of Environmental Services and TMACOG strongly urge area businesses and citizens to take proper precautions to reduce hydrocarbon emissions - the cause of high ozone levels. This can be done through the following ways:
- Carpool use public transportation, bike or walk whenever possible
- Refuel vehicles after dark
- Conserve energy at home, at work, everywhere
- Use environmentally safe paints and cleaning products whenever possible
Ground level ozone is a lung irritant and can be especially dangerous to those with respiratory conditions—children, the elderly, and those who do a lot of outdoor exercise.