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DHEC: Some Upstate residents need to limit time outside on Wednesday

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Department of Health and Environmental Control has issued an air quality advisory for Upstate counties on Wednesday.

According to the agency, the Air Quality Index will be between 101 and 150, meaning conditions are unhealthy for sensitive groups and it will be declared an "ozone action day."

People with lung disease including asthma, children, older adults and people who are active outdoors should limit prolonged outdoor exertion on Wednesday.

DHEC monitors ozone levels between March and September every year to make people aware of potentially unhealthy levels. The agency said mobile sources of air pollution like cars, trucks and law equipment are responsible for more than half of the state's ozone levels.

On hot, sunny days with little air movement, high concentrations of ozone can lead to ozone action days.

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