A Spare the Air Alert is in effect for Monday, May 12, in the Bay Area
Concentrations of ground-level ozone pollution are forecast to be unhealthy tomorrow.
Residents are encouraged to drive less and reduce their energy use tomorrow and every day to keep pollution levels lower, preventing health alerts when temperatures are high.
To help prevent smog this summer, please:
- Bike to work or around town
- Take public transit
- 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 plan your commute online, visit 511.org.
To see air quality forecasts, visit sparetheair.org
Download the FREE Spare the Air iPhone or Android app at sparetheair.org for alert notifications, local air quality forecasts, podcasts and several tools to help reduce air pollution!
This AirAlert is provided by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
Thank you for doing your part to Spare the Air!