NOACA created the Ozone Action Day Program in 1994 to inform the public about the problem of ground-level ozone pollution. 2012 Ozone Action Day Program NOACA’s partners include:
- Akron Regional Air Quality Management District
- Cleveland Division of Environment
- Lake County General Health District
- U.S. EPA
- Ohio EPA
Ozone pollution can trigger a variety of health problems, including chest pain, coughing, throat irritation, and congestion. It can also worsen bronchitis, emphysema and asthma. The Ozone Action Day Program (OAD) informs Northeast Ohio residents when ozone pollution reaches unhealthy levels.
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What can people in Northeast Ohio do to reduce ozone pollution?
- Avoid unnecessary fuel consumption.
- Walk, bike, use public transportation or drive fuel-efficient vehicles.
- Combine errands to reduce fuel use and save time.
- Carpool with family or friends, or register through RIDESHARE at 1-800-825-RIDE.
- Avoid idling your vehicle excessively. Turn off the key and be idle-free!
- Avoid using leaf blowers and other dust-producing equipment.
- Reduce energy consumption by turning off your lights and appliances when not in use.
- Keep your car, boat, and other vehicles properly tuned up.
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