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Ozone Action Day declared for San Antonio on Monday

Young children, the elderly, and those with respiratory problems are especially vulnerable, and should limit outdoor activities.

SAN ANTONIO — An Ozone Action Day has been declared for the San Antonio area on Monday, May 3.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality announced that atmospheric conditions will be favorable for producing high levels of ozone pollution, making Monday the second Air Quality Alert Day of 2021.

"On Ozone Action Days, young children, the elderly, and those with respiratory problems, such as asthma, emphysema, and bronchitis, are especially vulnerable to the effects of air pollution and should limit outdoor activities," TCEQ said in a release. "If you have asthma or difficulty breathing, please stay indoors."

Officials recommended limiting trips in the car, setting thermostats to a higher temperature, and refueling vehicles after 6 p.m. to limit pollution.