Ozone levels lead to Iowa DNR air quality advisory


DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) issued an air quality advisory for all counties in Iowa Wednesday as ozone levels reach or exceed health standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The DNY said ozone levels are expected to increase throughout Wednesday and to persist until 7 p.m.

Elevated levels of fine particulates and ozone might remain a concern over the next several days as smoke moves through the state, the DNR said.

The DNR recommends that children, the elderly and people with respiratory or heart disease limit prolonged outdoor exertion until air quality conditions improve.


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