State issues Air Quality Action Day for counties

Bartholomew County will have an Air Quality Action Day on Wednesday with high ozone levels predicted.

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management issued the warning for Bartholomew, Brown, Johnson, Jackson, Monroe and Shelby counties, among others.

Ground-level ozone forms when sunlight and hot weather bake vehicle exhaust, factory emissions and gasoline vapors, IDEM officials said. Ozone near the ground is a lung irritant that can cause coughing and breathing difficulties.

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