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.
To monitor current air quality conditions, visit http://www.sparetheair.org. 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!