Though March-November is considered “ozone season” in the DFW area, hot temperatures and the resulting higher ozone concentrations in our air usually make August the month with the most “high-level” days. So far, there have been six days this month that the DFW area has hit Orange Level for ozone and two Red Level days. On Orange Level ozone days, sensitive groups such as children and the elderly should limit outdoor activity and on Red Level days, all persons should limit outdoor activities.
To keep up with local air quality, sign up for free air pollution alerts from Air North Texas by clicking here. The e-mailed alerts let you know when ozone is expected to hit unhealthy levels, and also provide helpful reminders about ways everyone can minimize creating air pollutants.
Air North Texas is a regional clean air partnership formed by the North Central Texas Council of Governments, of which Richardson is a member city.