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Clark County issues first ozone alert of season

The Clark County Department of Air Quality issued the first alert of the season for ozone pollution on Monday.

Monday’s ozone levels are associated with regional and local weather conditions and existing levels of pollutants that produce ozone, according to the department. The alert is in effect Monday but may be extended if conditions warrant.

According to the Air Quality Department, levels of ozone described as “unhealthy for sensitive groups” are occurring and are expected to continue into Monday evening.

People who may be most sensitive to elevated levels of ozone include individuals with respiratory problems or cardiac disease, young children and senior citizens.

Clark County air quality officials will continue to monitor conditions and will post an update on the forecast page of the department’s website if needed. The website also contains data on current and past conditions.

Contact Raven Jackson at rjackson@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Find @ravenmjackson on Twitter.

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