The city of Wichita has issued its first ozone alert of the year. The precautions and warnings are for Tuesday, April 11.
Current atmospheric conditions indicate high ozone levels.
Ozone is a harmful air pollutant. Heat and sunlight “bake” the emissions from vehicles, mowers, energy production and industries forming ozone.
High ozone levels are potentially unhealthy for youth, seniors, people with respiratory disease like asthma or emphysema, adults who spend prolonged time outdoors and others identified as members of sensitive groups.