Air Quality Action Day issued for Bartholomew County

COLUMBUS, Ind. —¬†Bartholomew County is among the central and southeast Indiana counties for which the Indiana Department of Environmental Management has issued an Air Quality Action Day on Friday, and is forecasting high ozone levels.

Brown, Johnson, Monroe, Shelby and Jackson are neighboring counties for which alerts were issued.

Anyone sensitive to changes in air quality may be affected when ozone levels are high. Children, the elderly and anyone with heart or lung conditions should reduce or avoid exertion and heavy work outdoors, IDEM said.