Loveland, Ohio – The Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency has issued an Air Quality Alert for Sunday, August 8 for the Loveland, Ohio Area.

The Air Quality Index is predicted to reach 110.

The Agency expects to see levels of ozone in the “unhealthy for sensitive groups” range on the Air Quality Index.

Active children and adults, and people with respiratory diseases, such as asthma, should be avoiding all outdoor exertion; everyone else, especially children, should limit outdoor exertion.

Activities for children, who can be especially harmed by high levels of ozone because of their developing lungs and that some activities such as sports result in them breathing in quite a large amount of the chemical irritants should be suspended.

To keep informed about Loveland’s hour-by-hour air quality you can always look for this image on our Home Page or use this LINK.

On Air Quality Alert days, everyone can help reduce ozone formation by taking the following actions:

• Take the bus, carpool, bike, or walk instead of drive.

• Refuel your vehicle after 8 p.m.; do not top off when refueling and tighten the gas cap.

• Do not idle your vehicle; exhaust contributes considerably to ozone formation.

• Combine trips or eliminating unnecessary vehicle trips.

• Keep your vehicle maintained with properly inflated tires and timely oil changes.

• Avoid use of gasoline-powered lawn equipment on Air Quality Alert days.

• Avoid use of oil-based paints and stains on Air Quality Alert days.

• Never burn leaves or other yard trimmings.

• Suspend use of fire pits, campfires and charcoal grills on Air Quality Alert days.

• Conserve electricity by turning out lights and unplugging unused appliances and electronics.