Ozone Levels Elevated

BOSTON –The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued an air quality alert for the region, including the Cape and Islands, the alerts are issued when ground level ozone exceeds healthy levels.

The EPA recommends during these conditions that people limit strenuous activity, especially those with higher sensitivities to the issue, such as children and adults with respiratory issues.

The agency also suggests carpooling in order to reduce emissions, it says cars, trucks and buses create the largest amounts of ozone with their emissions. Also, gas stations, some household products and lawn and garden equipment also contribute to the problem.

So far this year there have been 21 days in New England when ozone levels have exceeded healthy levels.

The region is also subject to a heat advisory today and tomorrow with temperatures on the Cape in the upper 80’s and they could approach 100 degrees in Boston and points north.

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