Orange ozone alert issued for Charlotte area | Environment
CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) - North Carolina health officials say the air around Charlotte will be especially unhealthy on Thursday.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources issued a code orange ozone warning, saying the pollutant is getting trapped in the hot, stagnant air.
The orange alert covers Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Lincoln, Gaston, Rowan, Union and southern Iredell counties.
Health officials recommended people with asthma or other sensitivity to air pollution limit their time outside.
Health officials say air quality across the rest of the state will good or moderate.
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