What can I do to prevent ozone pollution?

Ozone season runs from April through September. During this time, the Mid-South Clean Air Coalition will work with meteorologists at the Memphis and Shelby County Health Department to issue Ozone Action Alerts, notifying the public when ozone levels could potentially reach unhealthy levels. During an ozone action alert, you can make a special effort in taking some simple actions including:

  • Stop at the click - do not overfill gas tanks when refueling.
  • Keep vehicles regularly maintained.
  • Tighten gas caps after refueling.
  • Mow your grass in the evening.
  • Refuel your vehicle in the evening.
  • Use new earth-friendly lawn equipment such as electric or manual devices.
  • Turn your vehicle off when idling for more than 30 seconds.
  • Share a ride by carpooling or vanpooling. Call (901) 544-7741 for assistance.
  • Combine all your errands in one single trip. Plan ahead.

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1. What is ozone?
2. Why is ozone a summer air challenge?
3. How does ozone affect my health and the health of my family?
4. What are possible health effects due to high ozone levels?
5. Does ozone threaten Shelby County's air status?
6. What can I do to prevent ozone pollution?