09 Jun '11, 1pm

Before You Exercise, Check the Air Pollution Forecast: Hot sunny summer afternoons are among the worst times to

Before You Exercise, Check the Air Pollution Forecast: Hot sunny summer afternoons are among the worst times to

With a heat wave blanketing much of the U.S. this week, it's a good time to remind joggers, bikers, hikers and others who exercise outdoors that hot sunny summer afternoons, and evenings, are not good times to exert yourself outdoors. Ozone pollution, a major component of smog, forms when heat and sunlight interact with smokestack and tailpipe emissions. The result is ground-level ozone, which can damage lung tissue and even affect the heart and circulatory systems. Elevated air pollution levels can linger well into the evening, even past midnight during a heat wave.

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