Work and Play Continues Outside Despite Heat
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An ozone alert has been issued for the Kansas City area. Experts say there are some things you can do to protect your health and reduce pollution. Ozone alerts are designed to warn the public that the air quality is not healthy.
On Sunday, FOX 4 talked to a group of disc golfers who teed off around 10 a.m.
“We are out here having fun,” said Rusty Scheiterle. “It doesn’t matter if it’s zero or 100, we have fun no matter what the temperature is.”
Painter, Brad Busby spent the day working.
“We want to get this done,” Busby said. “The products don’t adhere as well in the direct sunlight so we are trying to do the best job possible so we get out here in the shade and get her done.”
Whenever an ozone alert is issued, the metro slashes bus fares to 75 cents. The Mid American Regional Council urges people to take the bus or carpool to reduce pollution. The organization recommends that people and pets stay well hydrated on warm days. MARC also states that people with compromised health like heart conditions or trouble breathing should keep their medicine close by and limit their time outside.