The Agency expects to see levels of ozone in the “unhealthy for sensitive groups” range on the Air Quality Index (AQI).
Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should avoid all outdoor exertion; everyone else, especially children, should limit outdoor exertion.
Precautions to take during Smog Alert days include:
- Take the bus (METRO: 513-621-4455 or TANK: 859-331-8265)
- Carpool or vanpool (RideShare: 513-241-RIDE)
- Ride a bike, in-line skate or walk instead of driving
- Combine trips or eliminate unnecessary vehicle trips
- Refuel your vehicle after 8 p.m.; do not top off when refueling and tighten the gas cap
- Do not idle your vehicle
- Avoid quick accelerations and sudden stops as they increase fuel consumption
- Keep your vehicle maintained with properly inflated tires and timely oil changes
- Avoid use of gasoline-powered lawn equipment
- Avoid use of oil-based paints and stains
- Conserve electricity
- Spread the word
View a video on smog found on our YouTube channel www.youtube.com/SWOhioAir.