Bronx residents urged to stay cool after health officials issue ozone alert

Bronx residents are being urged to stay cool during the summer after health officials issued an ozone alert Thursday.

The New York City Office of Emergency Management says the extreme heat and pollution is causing dangerous conditions outside. Health officials say the ozone alert can affect people with asthma the most. Officials urge any Bronx residents with asthma to stay indoors.

Health officials recommend residents use mass transit or carpool to cut down on traffic pollution. They also urge residents to fill their gas tanks during the cooler times of day.

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