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Ozone advisory in Clark County extended through Wednesday

Posted at 10:23 AM, Jul 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-17 14:03:13-04

The Clark County Department of Air Quality has extended an advisory for ground-level ozone pollution through Wednesday.

The advisory, first issued Monday, now includes smoke from regional wildfires moving into the area as a contributing factor.


Exposure to ozone can irritate your respiratory system and cause coughing, a sore throat, chest pain and shortness of breath even in healthy people, according to the EPA.

The Department of Air Quality monitors air pollution through a network of monitoring sites throughout the Las Vegas valley. Data is collected from these sites and reported at the monitoring website.