IDEM is encouraging
everyone to help reduce ozone by making simple changes to their daily
* Walk, bike,
carpool or use public transportation.
* Avoid using the
drive-through and combine errands into one trip.
* Avoid refueling
your vehicle or using gasoline-powered lawn equipment until after 7 p.m.
* Turn off your
engine when idling for more than 30 seconds.
* Conserve energy
by turning off lights or setting the air conditioner to 75 degrees or above,
Anyone sensitive to
changes in air quality may be affected when ozone levels are high. Children,
the elderly and anyone with heart or lung conditions should reduce or avoid
exertion and heavy work outdoors.
weather patterns and current ozone readings to make daily air quality
forecasts. To learn more about ozone or sign up for air quality forecasts,