(CBS SF) — As a heat wave moves into the Bay Area, the summer’s first Spare the Air Day has been called for Tuesday.
Temperatures are expected to climb into the triple digits this week and little wind is forecasted, so smog levels are expected to reach unhealthy levels.READ MORE: Steph Curry, Draymond Green Ready For Play-In Game; Warriors To Take On Lakers Wednesday Night
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is asking residents to avoid driving alone on Tuesday and instead walk, bike, carpool or take public transit to cut down on pollution from vehicle exhaust.READ MORE: Demonstrators Call on San Francisco to Keep Great Highway Closed to Cars
In addition, residents are advised to avoid physical activity during the hottest parts of the day. Smog can lead to throat irritation, congestion, chest pain, asthma attacks and can worsen bronchitis or emphysema, according to the air district.
More information about Spare the Air alerts are available at http://www.sparetheair.org.MORE NEWS: Marin County Steps Up Effort to Vaccinate Youth
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