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App for Houston's Air Quality

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You don't have to live in Houston long to know on certain days the air quality is sometimes worse than others.

Those bad quality air days can be dangerous for certain people with health problems.  To help people be more aware and take precaution to protect their own health or that of a loved one, Ozone Action days are declared.

Ozone Action Days are declared on hot, sunny, still days when conditions are most favorable for the accumulation of unhealthy levels of ground-level ozone.  It's that unhealthy levels of ground-level ozone that makes it difficult for some to breath and cause respiratory problems.

But there is a new app that can alert people on their smart phone when the air quality in Houston gets bad.

FOX 26's spoke with Rachel Harris the Director of Environmental Health for the American Lung Association in the Plains-Gulf Region about the new Ozone Action App

OzoneMap is now available for Android devices through Google Play and for Apple products through the Apple App Store.


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