Air Quality Alert For New Bedford Area
With warm and humid weather forecast for the next several days, an air quality alert is being issued.
Air quality is expected to be unhealthy due to high ozone levels which can aggravate respiratory conditions. It can cause throat irritation, coughing, chest pain, shortness of breath, increased susceptibility to respiratory infection and aggravation of asthma.
Residents with those conditions should limit outdoor exercise and strenuous activity and stay in an air-conditioned environment, if possible, during the afternoon and early evening hours, when ozone levels are highest.