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Ground-Level Ozone

Information about ground-level ozone in Albuquerque and what you can do to prevent it.

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You may have heard about something new to Burque, something called Ground Level Ozone, and it can ruin the clean air we love.

The good news is we can do something about it. In the coming months you will be hearing from me. Just like you trust your Abuela to make the perfect biscochito, you can trust this Abuela for simple tips that make the air we share cleaner and healthier.

Check Today's Air Quality in the City of Albuquerque View Tips on Preventing Ground-Level Ozone


What is Ground-Level Ozone?

Ground-Level Ozone (O3) is an invisible pollutant that threatens Albuquerque's air quality; but we have the power to reduce it. While some Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are naturally occurring (biogenic), most are man-made (anthropogenic). For example, emissions from power plants, factories, and vehicles, along with fumes from paints, solvents, and fuels, contain NOx and VOCs. From May through September high levels of O3 are most likely to occur. Together we can keep ground-level ozone levels down and air quality up.

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