SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air alert for Wednesday — the third consecutive day this week.

Air district officials are encouraging Bay Area residents to drive less and limit home energy use to reduce pollution levels.

“This late seasonal hot spell is expected to create conditions for unhealthy air quality for the third day in a row,” said Jack Broadbent, executive officer of the air district in a statement.

This is the seventh Spare the Air alert for smog this year.

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  1. Tina says:

    After being out in the air for only 20 minutes to go from store to store food shopping, etc, I needed to use an inhaler to breathe better. My lungs concur with the bad air forecast. Love the warmth – hate the stagnation of trapped smog.

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