What a code orange ozone forecast means for you

Amos Gonzales
May 17, 2017

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is warning that there will be poor air quality for some groups in parts of Connecticut Wednesday and Thursday.

An air quality action day means that Ground Level Ozone concentrations within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards.

Authorities say a ridge of high pressure will shift east and position itself along the eastern seaboard.

Set air conditioners at a higher temperature.

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The ozone is expected to rise into the Code ORANGE range. The limiting factor for ozone will be the arrival of clouds from the west as a new storm system makes its way into the Midwest US. "When outdoor levels of ozone are elevated, going indoors will usually reduce your exposure".

As a result, the air quality may become unhealthy for sensitive individuals, especially active children, the elderly, and anyone suffering from lung disease or other serious health problems.

When air quality is in the USG category there is an increased likelihood that certain populations will experience respiratory symptoms and breathing discomfort.

 Combining errands to reduce trips.

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