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Kansas City issues first ozone alert of the year

Although it is anything but pleasant to issue an ozone alert, many cities are forced to do so as a result of high levels of air pollution. Recently, Kansas City put its first ozone alert in place at the orange level, according to the Kansas City Star. The Mid-America Regional Council issued the warning after it felt that there was a high concentration of smog at groundlevel.

The orange level alert was issued in an effort to warn individuals with respiratory conditions to stay indoors between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. while the air pollution is high. Elderly people and small children are also at risk of breathing complications when exposed to large amounts of smog. High concentrations of air pollution can surpass standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Individuals who suffer from respiratory illnesses can reduce their chances of health complications with air purifiers. The IQAir HealthPro Plus can make it easier for people to breathe in their own homes after an ozone alert has been issued.

The HealthPro Plus has a HyperHEPA filter that is designed to trap ultrafine particles smaller than 0.3 microns in size. It is capable of removing pet dander, dust, pollen and cigarette smoke from up to 900 square feet.