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How You Can Improve Ozone Action Alerts

May 7, 2012

Summer is just a few weeks away, which means hot, sunny days are ahead. That’s great if you like the beach, but it can be hazardous to your health. Pollution from cars, lawnmowers, and other things that use gasoline, can build up in the air when it’s hot and sunny. And that can be a problem for people with chronic breathing problems such as asthma. That’s why the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments issues “Ozone Action Days”, to warn Metro Detroiters when to expect uncomfortable conditions. SEMCOG spokeswoman Iris Steinberg says the problem is ground-level ozone…which is different from the ozone layer in the upper atmosphere. She spoke with WDET's Pat Batcheller. Click the audio link above to hear the conversation.

The Council wants your input on how to improve its Ozone Action alerts. You can take the on-line survey here