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Spare the Air Alert Extended into Thursday, August 15
Temperatures will be hot and air quality will be unhealthy again Thursday.
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued its 10th Spare the Air Alert for smog for Thursday, August 15, 2019.
Air quality is forecast to be unhealthy for the third day in a row. Light winds, hot temperatures, and exhaust from motor vehicles are expected to continue to cause ozone, or smog, to accumulate, especially in the East and South Bay.
The persistent high-pressure system over the region will keep temperatures elevated, delay ocean breezes and lead to unhealthy air quality.
“It’s important that Bay Area residents help protect air quality so we are better protected when temperatures rise,” said Jack Broadbent, executive officer of the Air District. “Finding another way to get to work besides driving alone makes a big difference in reducing air pollution throughout region.”
To find out when a Spare the Air Alert is in effect, residents can register for email AirAlerts at www.sparetheair.org, call 1(800) HELP-AIR, download the Spare the Air App or connect with Spare the Air on Facebook or Twitter.
A message from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD):
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is issuing a Spare the Air Alert for Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
To find out when a Spare the Air Alert is in effect, residents can register for email AirAlerts at sparetheair.org, call 1(800) HELP-AIR, or download the Spare the Air App.
Air quality is forecast to be unhealthy tomorrow, Tuesday, August 13. Light winds combined with hot temperatures and exhaust from motor vehicles are expected to cause unhealthy ozone, or smog, accumulation in the Bay Area, especially in the East Bay.
Spare the Air Alerts are issued when ozone pollution is forecast to reach unhealthy levels. 😷🤧Ozone, can cause throat irritation, congestion, chest pain, trigger asthma, inflame the lining of the lungs and worsen bronchitis and emphysema. Long-term exposure to ozone can reduce lung function. Ozone pollution is particularly harmful for young children, seniors and those with respiratory and heart conditions. When a Spare the Air Alert is issued, outdoor exercise should be done only in the early morning hours when ozone concentrations are lower.