Clean Air and Healthy Kids

Ground-level ozone pollution is the Denver metro area’s biggest air quality concern. We encourage you to stay Alert this summer and when ozone pollution levels are high, it’s a great time to Chill and limit your outdoor activity in the heat of the day.

Ozone Pollution Affects Everybody.

  • Especially the young, the elderly, and people with pre-existing respiratory diseases such as asthma
  • Even healthy people who spend a lot of time outdoors can be affected
  • High ozone days can exacerbate the symptoms of asthma, triggering an attack or increasing the need for an inhaler

Help Your Kids Breathe Easier.

  • Kids spend 50% more time outdoors during the summer months than adults
  • Children have a higher breathing rate, which means more ozone pollution being delivered to their lungs
  • If your child has asthma, familiarize yourself with his/her asthma action plan and when to use an inhaler
  • High exposure to ozone pollution can result in respiratory infections even in healthy children
  • Limit outdoor activity for highly sensitive children on Ozone Action Alert days.

Be A Part of the Solution.

  • Sign up to receive online Ozone Action Alerts through
  • Chill on hot summer days in the heat of the day
  • Combine errands and reduce your driving
  • Walk or bike to work and school when you can
  • Refuel your car in the evening and stop at the click
  • Use new earth-friendly lawn equipment
  • Help teach kids about ozone pollution and what they can do to help

Click here to download
OzoneAware’s Clean Air Kids activity book!