An air quality alert was issued for the Kansas City as the metro area is expected to see an unhealthy level of smog, according to the Mid-America Regional Council.

An ozone alert was issued for Tuesday, the eighth time this season that the agency, commonly referred to as MARC, has issued such a warning.

The poor air quality is forecast to fall under an orange ozone alert, which means unhealthy level of ground-level ozone, also known as ozone pollution or smog, is expected for people sensitive to pollution, including those with heart problems or respiratory disease like asthma and allergies. The outdoor Air Quality Index is forecast to be 105, with ozone being the primary pollutant.

On ozone alert days, people and businesses are urged to avoid activities that create more ozone, including refueling vehicles and mowing lawns. Active children and adults and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion, according to MARC.

People with health problems might be affected more by the pollution, which can cause wheezing, coughing and difficulty breathing.

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