Officials declare Spare the Air day Tuesday
Published: Monday, July 9, 2012 at 1:31 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, July 9, 2012 at 1:31 p.m.
With temperatures forecast to reach into the 90s around the North Bay today, air quality officials have declared a Spare the Air Day for the greater Bay Area.
Residents are advised to drive less and reduce energy use to limit air pollution, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District said.
Warm, still conditions trap ozone, or smog, close to the earth, making for poor air quality that’s especially challenging for children, the elderly and those with respiratory conditions, the air district said.
Air quality is expected to be especially bad today in the East Bay, officials said.
Air officials urge residents to work at home, travel in car pools or use alternative transportation where possible.
They also should limit strenuous outdoor activity to the morning hours, avoiding the hottest part of the day.
More information is available at www.sparetheair.org.
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