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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The current stretch of high temperatures brings more than just discomfort from the heat . Combined with the sunny days and emissions produced from automobiles and other gas-powered equipment, it also causes the interaction that produces higher levels of ground-level ozone – the “bad” ozone, according to the City's Sustainability Officer Barbara Lucks.
"If humidity and windless conditions become a factor, the “recipe” for an “ozone stew” is complete," she says.
Ground level ozone is problematic for our community for several reasons including posing a health threat for our youngest, elderly, and, those with ongoing compromised health conditions. Athletes who are outdoors as well as workers whose jobs require them to be outside are also at risk from high levels of ground-level ozone.
What can you do to reduce the quantities of the ingredients that form ground level ozone?
For more information:Ozarks Clean Air AllianceAirNow.gov see “Ozone Facts” and current air quality readingsCity of Springfield’s air quality Web siteCarpooling information
To sign up to receive air quality advisories, visit Airnow.gov and click on EnviroFlash e-Mails.
For more information, contact: Barbara J. Lucks, Sustainability Officer at 417-864-2005 or email@example.com.