The Shelby County Health Department is advising people, especially those with breathing disorders, to spend as little time as possible outside on Wednesday due to poor air quality.
The health department has issued a Code Orange Ozone Advisory. The alerts are issued when “the ozone levels are forecast to exceed the 8-hour National Ambient Air Quality Standards,” according to health department officials.
Here are some tips to help reduce ozone levels from the health department:
- Refuel cars and mowers after 7 p.m.
- Carpool and combine daily errands
- Drive less during peak hours or hot days
To help reduce traffic, rides on MATA busses and trolleys will be 25 cents.