TMACOG issues new rules for ozone alerts

While the temperatures are falling in parts of the midwest, they're on the rise here in our area. Humid and muggy weather can sometimes prompt an ozone alert, reports News 11's Jennifer Boresz.

In years past, the folks over at TMACOG would issued an "Ozone Action Day." This year, however, you'll notice some changes in that program.

Instead, officials will make ozone forecasts during the season from May through September. One of three levels of air quality conditions will be predicted: satisfactory, unhealthy for sensitive groups and unhealthy.

You can reduce your exposure to ozone by changing the time that you either gas up or cut your grass to early morning or evening hours. TMACOG encourages you to car pool and to avoid topping off your gas tank during the days when exposure to ozone is unhealthy.

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