PREVENTING OZONEClean Air and Healthy Kids
Ground-level ozone pollution is the Denver metro area’s biggest air quality concern. We encourage you to stay Alert this summer and when ozone pollution levels are high, it’s a great time to Chill and limit your outdoor activity in the heat of the day.
Ozone Pollution Affects Everybody.
- Especially the young, the elderly, and people with pre-existing respiratory diseases such as asthma
- Even healthy people who spend a lot of time outdoors can be affected
- High ozone days can exacerbate the symptoms of asthma, triggering an attack or increasing the need for an inhaler
Help Your Kids Breathe Easier.
- Kids spend 50% more time outdoors during the summer months than adults
- Children have a higher breathing rate, which means more ozone pollution being delivered to their lungs
- If your child has asthma, familiarize yourself with his/her asthma action plan and when to use an inhaler
- High exposure to ozone pollution can result in respiratory infections even in healthy children
- Limit outdoor activity for highly sensitive children on Ozone Action Alert days.
Be A Part of the Solution.
- Sign up to receive online Ozone Action Alerts through OzoneAware.org
- Chill on hot summer days in the heat of the day
- Combine errands and reduce your driving
- Walk or bike to work and school when you can
- Refuel your car in the evening and stop at the click
- Use new earth-friendly lawn equipment