The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality declared an “Ozone Action Day” for Tuesday for the Houston, Galveston and Brazoria areas, including Bellaire and West University Place, alerting people with health issues to stay indoors and motorists to curtail their driving.
Here is the message, which includes suggested responses:
ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE FAVORABLE FOR PRODUCING
HIGH LEVELS OF OZONE POLLUTION IN THE HOUSTON…GALVESTON AND
SURROUNDING AREAS ON TUESDAY. YOU CAN HELP PREVENT OZONE POLLUTION BY
SHARING A RIDE…WALKING…RIDING A BICYCLE…TAKING YOUR LUNCH TO
WORK…AVOIDING DRIVE THROUGH LANES…CONSERVING ENERGY AND KEEPING YOUR
VEHICLE PROPERLY TUNED.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OZONE:
OZONE: THE FACTS (WWW.TCEQ.TEXAS.GOV/AIRQUALITY/MONOPS/OZONEFACTS.HTML)
EPA AIR NOW:
TAKE CARE OF TEXAS: (WWW.TAKECAREOFTEXAS.ORG/AIR/AIRQUALITY)