An Air Quality Advisory will be in effect today for Butler and Warren counties.
The Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency issued the advisory in anticipation of high ozone levels. It also includes Clermont and Hamilton counties in Ohio and Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties in Kentucky.
Active children and adults, and people with respiratory diseases, such as asthma, should avoid all outdoor exertion; everyone else, especially children, should limit outdoor exertion, according to a release from the agency.
To help reduce air pollution:
- Take the bus, carpool, bike or walk instead of driving
- Refuel vehicles after 8 p.m., do not top off
- Do not idle your vehicle
- Combine trips or eliminate unnecessary vehicle trips
- Keep your vehicle maintained with properly inflated tires and timely oil changes
- Avoid use of gasoline-powered lawn equipment on Air Quality Advisory days
- Avoid use of oil-based paints and stains on Air Quality Advisory days
- Never burn leaves or other yard trimmings
- Always burn clean, seasoned wood in outdoor fire pits, fireplaces and wood stoves
- Avoid using fire pits or fireplaces for non-essential home heating on Air Quality Advisory days
- Conserve electricity
The Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency monitors and reports air quality data as a public service.