How can I protect my health on bad ozone days?
- Use the Air Quality Index (AQI). The AQI uses colors and numbers to tell you how much pollution is in the air: www.airnow.gov.
- Use the EPA's Activity Guidelines at your school and sports practices to keep your kids healthy.
- Do outdoor activities early in the morning and after 6 p.m.
- Pay attention to any breathing or lung problems you might have.
- No matter how fit you are, cutting back on the level or duration of outdoor activity when ozone levels are unhealthy will help protect you from ozone's harmful effects.