Spare The Air Alert Issued For Tuesday

September 20, 2021 14:00 pm · 5 comments

Hazy skies are in store for the Bay Area due to high temperatures, wildfire smoke and car exhaust, prompting air district officials to announce a Spare the Air Alert for smog on Tuesday.

The alert for smog, or ozone, is issued when air quality is expected to reach unhealthy levels.

“The combination of tailpipe exhaust, hot temperatures and wildfire smoke is expected to cause unhealthy air quality in the region,” said Jack Broadbent, executive officer of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

“Driving less can help reduce harmful smog and protect the health of Bay Area residents.”

Smog can cause throat irritation, congestion, chest pain, trigger asthma, inflame the lining of the lungs and worsen bronchitis and emphysema, air district officials said. Long-term exposure can reduce lung function.

When a Spare the Air Alert is issued, outdoor exercise should be done only in the early morning hours when ozone concentrations are lower, the air district said.

Newellian September 20, 2021 at 3:35 PM

Here we go again…Sir Broadbent has the need to try to become relevant because the winds today became the story of the day. These strong winds of today haven’t cleared all of the bad air out of here? Duh…

Exit 12A September 20, 2021 at 4:18 PM

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The Wizard September 20, 2021 at 4:40 PM

Is Mark Desaulnier speaking somewhere?

Bdpirate September 20, 2021 at 4:59 PM

Fake news…Tuesday will be fine..

Sam Malone September 21, 2021 at 11:27 AM

It would be easier to post the days when there is no spare the air.

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