DHEC offers ozone forecast

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The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control will now issue daily forecasts for ground-level ozone.

As we enter the Spring and Summer months, ozone impacts the air quality. Sunny and hot weather tends to cause ozone levels to rise. Emissions from cars, trucks, and lawn equipment also add to ozone levels. People can do their part in lowering ozone levels by carpooling, taking advantage of public transportation, and driving less.

High concentrations of ozone can cause breathing problems, especially for people who work or exercise outside. This forecast is created to help people stay healthy. Ozone action days will alert people when ozone levels are high. On these days, people are encouraged to reduce outdoor activities, especially those with respiratory issues. You can check out this new forecast on DHEC's website: http://www.scdhec.gov/ozone

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