Bay Area Air Quality Management District
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has announced that Thursday will be another “Spare the Air” day.
People who are sensitive to unhealthy air are advised to limit their time outdoors, particularly in the afternoon hours.
Saturday has been declared the first Spare the Air day of the summer season, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
The Bay Area’s topography has helped it maintain better overall air quality than other parts of the state, this according to an annual report out from the American Lung Association. But there are still a lot of things individuals can do to help us breathe easier.
Bay Area transportation leaders are weighing several ideas to help comply with state mandates to improve the regions air quality. Among them, dropping the speed limit on freeways from 65 mph to 55 mph.
Another Spare the Air Day has been announced by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District for Thursday, the 14th for this winter season.
Two more winter Spare the Air alerts were issued over this past holiday weekend, and once again hundreds of complaints were made about people burning wood fires in their homes.
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced Saturday that wood burning, both indoors and outdoors, will be illegal all day New Year’s Day.
A Spare the Air Alert has not been issued, but officials are recommending that residents refrain from wood burning.
Those who burn wood during Winter Spare the Air days are first given a warning, then fined for the second offense.