The Obama administration is proposing stricter emissions limits on ozone, a pollutant that leads to smog and is linked to asthma and respiratory illness.
This spring, runny eyes and a stuffed up nose may not be the result of seasonal allergens.
The temperatures are starting to climb across North Texas, and with the warmer weather comes a potential for pollution problems.
“The evidence is growing that air pollution can affect the brain,” said one doctor.
A ‘Red Ozone’ alert has been declared for North Texas. Despite being in a two-month long heat wave, this is the first time an alert of this magnitude has been declared this summer.
As north Texas moves closer to meeting EPA ozone standards, the federal government is about to make them tougher.