Friday Is An Ozone Alert Day For Tulsa

Thursday, May 27th 2010, 2:18 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, OK -- The Tulsa area will be under an Ozone Alert Day on Friday.

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality says the Ozone Alert is for the entire Tulsa metropolitan area.

In a news release, persons with lung or heart disease should be aware that increased pollution may cause them to experience adverse health effects.

Ozone affects people differently.

Symptoms include chest pain, coughing, sneezing, nausea, headache and pulmonary congestion. Active children, adults and especially people with respiratory disease such as asthma should limit prolonged outdoor exertion.

DEQ offers some suggestions to help during the Ozone Alert:

  • Leave your car at home. Walk, bike, carpool, ride the bus or telecommute.
  • Avoid long idle times. Walk in rather than drive thru.
  • Postpone refueling. Wait until evening or not at all.
  • Postpone mowing and using other gas-powered lawn tools.
  • Postpone errands. Do them another day.