Metro Health Alerts Public of Ozone Action Day for September 14, 2022 – City of San Antonio

CONTACT: Cleo Garcia, 210-722-7944 
cleo.garcia@sanantonio.gov

SAN ANTONIO, TX – (September 13, 2022) The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has issued an Ozone Action Day for the San Antonio area for Wednesday, September 14, 2022.    
 
Atmospheric conditions are expected to be favorable for producing high levels of ozone air pollution in the San Antonio area tomorrow. This is the eighth Ozone Action Day alert in 2022.  
 
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. If you have asthma or difficulty breathing, please stay indoors.  
 
To help keep the air healthy, residents and businesses are encouraged to voluntarily practice certain pollution-reducing activities such as: 

  • Limit driving and idling. Carpool, combine errands, use public transportation, bike, or walk.
  • Refuel your vehicle in the late afternoon or evening and don’t top off the tank.
  • Keep your vehicle maintained, including proper tire pressure.
  • Keep your motorized yard equipment maintained and use in late afternoon or evening.
  • Use paint and cleaning products with low or zero volatile organic compounds.
  • Don’t burn yard waste.
  • Set a programmable thermostat to 78 degrees or higher when no one is home.
  • Set thermostats 2 to 3 degrees higher from 2 pm to 7 pm.
  • Conserve energy by unplugging appliances and electronics when you are not using them.

Metro Health encourages everyone to act and help improve San Antonio’s air quality. For more detailed information about ground-level ozone, visit our website.  

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