SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District is alerting the public of the first Ozone Action Day of the year in the Alamo City.
Metro Health announced the alert on Saturday, after it was issued by The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for Sunday, April 25.
This alert means that the atmospheric conditions are “expected to be favorable for producing high levels of ozone air 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., should limit spending time outdoors due to the effects of air pollution.
Metro Health has these tips for reducing the pollution on Ozone Action Days:
- Refueling cars and trucks after 6:00 p.m.
- Avoid using the drive-thru at restaurants, go inside instead
- Turning your vehicle off instead of idling
- Setting air conditioner thermostats to a higher temperature if possible
- Carpooling or using public transportation
- Combining errands to reduce trips
To learn more, visit the City of San Antonio’s website here.