Ozone alerts are not uncommon during the summer when the sweltering heat traps smog at ground-level, but factors other than pollution can cause the need for an alert as well.
Recently, smoke burning from wildfires that have broken out across Colorado prompted some towns to issue ozone alerts, according to NewsFirst5. The Denver-Boulder area is included on the list of counties that have been given a warning due to the high levels of smoke.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Regional Air Quality Council determined that an alert was necessary until 4 p.m. on June 8 due to the wildfires, according to the Times Call. Individuals with respiratory diseases were advised to be especially alert due to the heightened risk of health complications.
Those who live in high-polluted areas, such as cities, can use an air purifier to remove irritating particles from their homes. A HEPA filter can trap cigarette smoke, pollen and mold spores.
The IQAir HealthPro Plus can be especially helpful for people with allergies or respiratory illnesses. Its HyperHEPA filter can eliminate ultrafine particles smaller than 0.3 microns in size. The IQAir HealthPro Plus is designed to purify the air in up to 900 square feet of space.