(WSPA) – The heat is back and there are some things you should know before you head outside.
Hot temperatures, light winds and emissions tend to cause air quality issues sometimes during the summer.
The Upstate is currently under a Code Orange on the Air Quality Index, meaning that the air is unhealthy for sensitive groups.
This means if you suffer from any breathing issues, like asthma, you should stay inside during the hottest part of the day — typically around 2 to 8 p.m.
The elderly and the young should also stay inside during these times.
For more information about the effects of the ozone, visit South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control’s website or click here.