It isn't uncommon for ozone alerts to be issued during the summer months when the weather is warm and pollution stays at ground-level. However, these warnings are not only to acknowledge the high levels of pollution in the hair - they are to prevent individuals from breathing in the toxins during the alert as well.
Recently, an ozone alert was issued for Fort Collins in Colorado due to the increased levels of contaminants in the air, according to The Coloradoan. Warm temperatures and light winds played a role in keeping the pollution around where it could be inhaled and pose a threat to the public.
During ozone alerts, individuals are encouraged to stay indoors until the warning has been lifted. The pollution in the air can cause breathing complications for the elderly, small children and those who have respiratory ailments.
Individuals who want to remove contaminants from the atmosphere in their homes may want to purchase the IQAir HealthPro Plus. This air purifier contains a HyperHEPA filter that can eliminate irritants in up to 900 square feets of space.
The IQAir HealthPro Plus is also designed to remove ultrafine particles smaller than 0.3 microns in size. The system can potentially prevent airborne illnesses as well.