The National Weather Service out of Grand Rapids has issued an Air Quality Advisory for Kalamazoo and Calhoun Counties.  

The advisory is due to elevated levels of ozone in the forecast, for June 11, 2016.

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality says people in affected areas should avoid activities which can lead to local ozone formation, including refueling vehicles, running gasoline powered lawn equipment, and using charcoal lighter fluid.

Ozone (O3) is an oxygen molecule, which can irritate respiratory systems at high concentrations, and is not generally breathable.

It is recommended that residents avoid prolonged outdoor activity, especially persons with respiratory or heart issues.

For a complete list of affected areas, as well as air quality forecasts from the MDEQ, click here.