Today represents the seventh Ozone Action Advisory issued so far during the 2012 Ozone Season and the fifth consecutive advisory in as many days.
In addition, the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) ozone readings in three different locations have surpassed the national standard.
Those most at risk to ozone exposure include - children, the elderly, and anyone 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.
Click here for tips on how to help reduce ozone formation and to view the daily ozone forecast.
Ozone Action Days is a public awareness program of Metroplan in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, Arkansas Department of Health, and Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department.