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Ozone Motion Day alert issued for Sunday in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – Sunday is declared the ozone action day for the San Antonio area.

The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District has made the public aware of the tenth day of ozone action of the year in the city of Alamo after it was published by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

This warning means that “atmospheric conditions are expected to be favorable to generate high levels of ozone pollution in the San Antonio area.”

On ozone action days, officials recommend that children, the elderly, and those with respiratory problems such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, etc. limit their time outdoors due to the effects of air pollution.

Metro Health has these tips for reducing pollution on the Ozone Action Days:

  • Refueling cars and trucks after 6:00 p.m.

  • Avoid driving through restaurants, go inside instead

  • Switch off the vehicle instead of idling

  • Set climate thermostats to a higher temperature, if possible

  • Use car pooling or public transport

  • Combine errands to reduce journeys

To learn more about Ozone Action Days, visit the City of San Antonio website here.

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