Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality recommends safety precautions in extreme heat

Thursday, July 3rd 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- The state Department of Environmental Quality says people with respiratory diseases including asthma shouldn't stay outside for too long.

Highs in the 90s, lots of sunshine and low winds make it prime time for bad air.

The DEQ is asking people to postpone mowing their lawns or filling up their gas tanks. Officials also suggest carpooling or riding the bus instead of driving.