Dane County had it's second clean air action day Monday. And before the day was over, officials announced a third, scheduled for Tuesday.
Concerns over the safety of ozone levels in our area prompted the Dane County Clean Air Coalition to declare an Action Day Monday, as those levels pose a risk to older adults, young children, asthma sufferers, and people involved with vigorous activity.
Tuesday's forecast of continued hot, muggy conditions means area residents will be asked to avoid using gas in both vehicles and lawn mowers until the evening hours, and to reduce the use of air conditioners and electricity.
"Certainly, it puts people on notice that it's important to take the voluntary action steps to prevent unhealthy levels of ozone occurring on hot, humid days like we're having today," says Dave Merritt of the Dane County Clean Air Coalition.
Madison's Metro Bus Service will continue to offer free bus rides Tuesday, in conjunction with Clean Air Action Day.