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Ozone Alert issued for Thursday in Oklahoma City

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The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality has issued an Ozone Alert for Thursday in the Oklahoma City metro.

On warm days with little wind, ozone can build up near the ground, leading to bad air quality.

If possible, carpool, bike, walk or ride the bus to work and postpone errands and refueling vehicles. Avoid using gas-powered lawn and garden equipment.

Ozone affects people differently, but some may experience chest pain, coughing, sneezing, nausea, headache and pulmonary congestion. Active children, adults and people with respiratory diseases should limit prolonged outdoor activity.

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