NOACA and its partners forecast Air Quality Advisories when air quality levels will be unhealthy for sensitive groups, including: children, the elderly and those with breathing difficulties. Here's how you can be prepared:
- Sign up to receive free e-mail advisories when ozone and fine particle pollution levels are expected to exceed the health standard.
- View near real-time air quality monitor readings and air quality forecasts for your area.
Pollution can trigger a variety of health problems, including chest pain, coughing, throat irritation and congestion. It can worsen bronchitis, emphysema and asthma. According to one 2013 study, air pollution from the transportation sector was responsible for an estimated 384 premature deaths in Greater Cleveland, and the region had the second highest mortality rate from mobile emissions. Learn more about the health impacts of air pollution.Clearly fewer vehicles on the road could help Northeast Ohioans save money and improve health.
What can people in Northeast Ohio do to reduce pollution?
- DRIVE LESS – BIKE, WALK, USE TRANSIT, WORK FROM HOME, COMBINE TRIPS
- VISIT GOHIOCOMMUTE.COM/NOACA – FIND A SMARTER WAY TO TRAVEL!
- DON’T IDLE – TURN OFF YOUR ENGINE
- REFILL YOUR TANK AFTER SUNSET
- WAIT TO MOW