NOTE: Air quality is variable and dependent upon a number of factors including; sunlight, temperature,
wind speed and direction. Like the weather, it can change from day to day or even hour to hour.
for more information on the many variables that impact the ADEQ Daily Ozone Forecast.
Leave the keys at home and join us for Ditch The Keys Week, May 20-27, 2016.
Ditch the Keys is an awareness-building campaign that encourages central
Arkansas residents to protect air quality by using alternate modes of transportation
to help reduce ground-level ozone.
Register at Ditch The Keys for deals and discounts from local establishments.
Events for the week are as follows: Friday, May 20: Bike to Work Day Saturday, May 21: Bike to Play Day Sunday, May 22: Car-Free Sunday Monday, May 23: Carpool to School or Work Day Tuesday, May 24: Walk to School or Work Day Wednesday, May 25: Ride the Bus to School or Work Day Thursday, May 26: Telecommute to Work Day Friday, May 27: Social Friday
To sign up for the OAD notification list click here
Ozone Action Days
Ozone Action Days is a public awareness program of Metroplan, in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, Arkansas Department of Health, and the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. The program is dedicated to helping Central Arkansas breathe easy by keeping you informed about potentially harmful ground-level ozone. Ground-level ozone is the bad type of ozone that is created when pollutants such as vehicle exhaust, chemical solvents and industrial emissions mix with sunlight. Breathing this type of ozone can cause a number of problems including chest pain, coughing, throat irritation, and congestion.
Now that you know what ozone is, you can also learn how to avoid it and what you can do to reduce the emissions that create bad ozone. Every day on this site, you will see the day's ozone status. When ground-level ozone reaches moderate levels, an Ozone Action Day alert will be issued here and on your local news. Based on your health and those in your care, you can use this information to decide whether to limit outdoor activity. During the months of May through September, check in daily at ozoneactiondays.org.
Be informed. Take action. Breathe Easy.