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IDEM Issues Air Quality Alert for Tuesday

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Officials are forecasting high ozone levels across much of Indiana Tuesday. 

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management has issued an Air Quality Action Day for Tuesday that includes southwest Indiana.

Children, the elderly, and anyone with heart or lung conditions are urged to reduce or avoid outdoor exertion.

IDEM encourages you to reduce ozone pollution by carpooling, using public transportation, walking, biking, or working from home if possible.

The agency also urges you to reduce idling, combine errands into one trip, and avoid refueling or using gasoline-powered lawn equipment until evening.

IDEM urges residents to conserve energy by turning off lights and setting the thermostat to 75 degrees or above.

You can learn more and to sign up for air quality alerts at SmogWatch.IN.gov.