Ozone Action Days and Ditch the Keys
When ground-level ozone reaches moderate levels, an Ozone Action Day Alert will be issued. There are currently two basic types of Ozone Action Days:
- An Ozone Action Advisory will be declared when the Air Quality Index (AQI) forecast is code orange, indicating that prolonged outdoor exertion is unhealthy for sensitive groups.
- An Ozone Action Alert will be declared when the AQI forecast is code red, indicating that prolonged outdoor exertion is unhealthy for everyone.
The Ozone forecasting season is May 1st – September 30th, but you can check the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality website for air quality information throughout the year. To be notified of any Ozone Action Day alert you can sign up for EnviroFlash from EPA’s AirNow.
Ditch the Keys is an awareness-building campaign, sponsored by OAD, that encourages central Arkansans to protect air quality by using alternate modes of transportation to help reduce ground-level ozone.
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Allergy & Asthma Network – Information on how to control allergies and asthma.