Ozone Ac­tion Week help­ing res­i­dents to re­duce ground-level ozone

The Dundalk Eagle - - POLICE BEAT -

High sum­mer tem­per­a­tures along­side still air can cre­ate con­di­tions that trap pol­lu­tants and in­crease ground-level ozone, lead­ing to poor air qual­ity and un­healthy con­di­tions, es­pe­cially for those with asthma, COPD or other lung diseases.

But, there are sim­ple steps that area res­i­dents can take to pro­tect them­selves and im­prove the air qual­ity in the Bal­ti­more area on days when the air qual­ity is poor – re­ferred to as Code Or­ange and Code Reds days based on the Air Qual­ity In­dex.

To help con­sumers take these easy ac­tions to im­prove air qual­ity and re­duce ground-level ozone dur­ing the crit­i­cal sum­mer months, Clean Air Part­ners is an­nounc­ing its in­au­gu­ral Ozone Ac­tion Week, tak­ing place Au­gust 3-7, 2020.

Clean Air Part­ners has themes each day dur­ing Ozone Ac­tion Week and will pro­vide daily in­for­ma­tion and tips around each theme that lo­cal res­i­dents can use to make their habits bet­ter for air qual­ity, in­clud­ing a daily so­cial me­dia chal­lenge.

“While the im­pacts of ground-level ozone can be un­healthy for the re­gion and our com­mu­nity mem­bers— es­pe­cially those with lung con­di­tions—the steps to ad­dress ground-level ozone are ac­tu­ally very sim­ple,” said Fate­meh Al­lah­doust, Chair, Clean Air Part­ners Board.

“Ozone Ac­tion Week shows Bal­ti­moreWash­ing­ton res­i­dents that it can be easy and even fun to com­bat groundleve­l ozone dur­ing these crit­i­cal sum­mer months.”

To en­gage res­i­dents to get in­volved in Ozone Ac­tion Week, Clean Air Part­ners will ac­tively pro­mote the week’s themes and so­cial me­dia chal­lenges on­line, in­clud­ing:

Mon­day – Cool Down – Share a photo of how you and your fam­ily keep cool and en­ergy ef­fi­cient.

Tues­day – Ex­er­cise Safe – Check to­day’s air qual­ity in­dex and se­lect a safe work­out. Share your ex­er­cise selfie.

Wed­nes­day – Plant Smart

– Show us your CO2-breath­ing, air-clean­ing plant ba­bies and gar­den hauls.

Thurs­day – Travel Green – Post a pic­ture of your green ride, whether that’s bik­ing, walk­ing or driv­ing a hy­brid or elec­tric ve­hi­cle (EV).

Fri­day – Cook with Con­science – Show us what you’re cook­ing with lo­cally sourced foods – bonus points for us­ing a gas or elec­tric grill in­stead of char­coal!

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