Health alert issued for Stark County

Health alert issued for Stark County

CANTON, OH (WOIO) - The Canton Health Department issued a Health Advisory for Stark County due to elevated concentrations of ozone in the air.

The eight-hour average for ozone reached 79 parts per billion by late afternoon Sunday, April 17, resulting in an Air Quality Index of 111, which is in the "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" category.

The groups most at risk are people with respiratory disease, children, older adults, and people who are active outdoors. People in these sensitive groups should consider limiting prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion.

Ozone levels are expected to rise due to the temps reaching near 80 and no chance for rain.

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