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Residents are encouraged to drive less and reduce their energy use every day so pollution levels are lower, preventing health alerts when temperatures are high.

To help prevent smog, please:
  • Bike to work or around town
  • Take public transit
  • Work at home or telecommute
  • Carpool and link your errands to reduce driving
  • Avoid using gas-powered lawn mowers and leaf blowers
  • Reduce household energy use
  • Don’t use lighter fluid on the barbecue
  • Avoid using aerosol spray cleaners, paints and hairspray
High levels of ozone pollution are particularly harmful for young children, seniors and those with respiratory and heart conditions. Vigorous outdoor exercise should be undertaken only in the early morning hours when ozone concentrations are lower.

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To monitor current air quality conditions, visit  Download the FREE Spare the Air iPhone or Android application for alert notifications, local air quality forecasts, podcasts and several tools to help reduce air pollution! This AirAlert information is provided by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. Thank you for doing your part to Spare the Air!