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Third ozone advisory issued for central Arkansas
Environment, Health
Third ozone advisory issued for central Arkansas

An Ozone Action Advisory has been declared for June 29, 2011.  The ozone forecast is orange, which means that outdoor activities may be unhealthy for sensitive groups.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011.
Counties affected include: Pulaski, Faulkner, Lonoke and Saline. Active children and adults, as well as people with respiratory diseases such as asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exposure.
Those most at risk to ozone exposure include – children, the elderly, and persons with breathing problems.  High ozone concentrations may reduce visibility, aggravate pre-existing respiratory illnesses and even cause symptoms in normally healthy persons who engage in strenuous physical activity outdoors. Symptoms of ozone exposure may include shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, headaches, nausea and eye and throat irritation. For tips on how to help reduce ozone formation and to view the daily ozone forecast, visit www.ozoneactiondays.org <http://www.ozoneactiondays.org> .

Environment, Health