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Indy's Air Quality Could Be Unhealthy This Weekend

Friday wass the third Knozone Action Day declared in 2018.

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis' air quality on over the weekend could be unhealthy for some people, so the city has issued a Knozone Action Day Friday.

On Knozone Action Days, the air quality can be dangerous for active children, the elderly, and anybody suffering from lung disease. Anybody especially sensitive should reduce time spent outside.

Ground-level ozone is the primary contributor to smog in urban areas. The smog is formed when emissions from cars and lawn mowers react with heat and sunlight. 

Friday wass the third Knozone Action Day declared in 2018. To reduce ground-level ozone, the Indianapolis Office of Sustainability encourages residents to do the following: 

Reduce vehicle idling, including in drive-thru lanes. Use active forms of transportation (walking, biking or public transportation)

Fill gas tanks and mow after 7 p.m.

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