Air Quality Heath Advisory Issued For Rochester

Posted at: 02/26/2013 6:04 PM
By: Steph Crock

(ABC 6 News) -- The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency issued a health advisory for both the Twin Cities and Rochester for a potential spike in ozone pollution. Doctors are saying its best to stay inside if you can.

It seems perfectly fine outside, even kind of nice compared to some of the temperatures we've seen recently. Which is why the pollution control agency sends out warnings like these, in case people had big plans to head outside for a long period of time.

For someone who's generally healthy, they should be just fine, but for those with asthma, COPD, or heart disease,  breathing in these pollutants can be dangerous. "They're going to have more trouble with breathing. They're going to have more coughing, more wheezing, more production of saliva and sputum. They're going to feel more short of breath potentially," said Director of Research at OMC, Barbara Yawn M.D.

The advisory ends at Tuesday at midnight.