Health officials declare ozone action day

Indiana health officials declaring today an ozone action day. The days can be problematic for people with health issues like asthma and other respiratory illnesses.

Posted: May. 24, 2018 10:55 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Indiana health officials declaring today an ozone action day.

The days can be problematic for people with health issues like asthma and other respiratory illnesses.

The people most at risk on these days are active children and adults, the elderly and those with heart or lung disease.

Megan Tinkel with the Fort Wayne - Allen County Department of Health says everybody can help reduce ozone levels by taking a few simple steps.

"Carpooling to work, getting on a schedule with your coworkers and carpooling, walking or biking to work," Tinkel said. "Making sure the air pressure in your tires are maintained properly, delaying mowing your lawn until after 7 p.m."

Tinkel says ozone action days are generally hard to predict.

However, Indiana health officials have already declared Friday, May 25 as an ozone action day as well.

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