What to do when ozone levels are high
Ground level ozone can cause inflammation of the lungs. Some studies have also linked ozone exposure to increased incidence of heart attack and respiratory infection. Sensitive individuals such as people with respiratory conditions, parents of young children, and the elderly should pay close attention to ozone warnings and avoid outdoor activity when ozone levels are high. Strenuous outdoor exercise should also be avoided when ozone levels are high.
You can help
You can assist in reducing ozone levels in Harris County. Maintain your vehicle to reduce emissions. Fill your gas tank and mow your lawn in the evening when ozone formation is low. Use public transportation where available. Conserve electricity to reduce emissions from power plants. It will take the cooperation of the public, industry, and regulatory agencies to restore our air quality in Harris County. Thank you for doing your part.