Air quality concerns mean Knozone Air Quality Action Days for Tuesday, Wednesday

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Get used to those uncomfortable conditions outside.

Wednesday will mark another Knozone Air Quality Action Day in Indianapolis. An alert was also declared for Tuesday because of air quality concerns.

High temperatures and the lack of air movement are creating high levels of ground-level ozone. This affects the air quality, making it difficult for some Hoosiers including active children, the elderly and anyone who suffers from a respiratory condition or other ailment.

If you’re sensitive to the conditions, you should limit your exposure outdoors and avoid prolonged exertion outside.

You can help reduce ground-level ozone with some simple actions:

  • Reduce vehicle idling
  • Use active forms of transportation (walking, biking, or public transportation)
  • Fill gas tanks and mow lawns after 7 p.m.

The alert includes the following counties in the Eastcentral District: Bartholomew, Boone, Brown, Delaware, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Marion, Madison, Monroe, Morgan and Shelby.

Counties in the Southeast District: Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Scott and Washington.

And Southwest District: Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick.

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