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Health officials declare winter Spare the Air Day

Original post made on Dec 1, 2010

Weather conditions forecast for today are expected to create unhealthy air quality and have prompted officials to declare the first winter Spare the Air Day of the season.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 8:52 AM

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Posted by air pollution sucks
a resident of College Terrace
on Dec 1, 2010 at 10:44 am

ABC news has a good report on why air pollution sucks: Web Link
Emergency room visits spike on these Spare the Air days. Please do your part to help keep your neighbors healthy.


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Barron Park
on Dec 1, 2010 at 11:16 am

there is a typo in the link to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District so the link in the article does not work; the correct link is Web Link


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Posted by another palo alto resident
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Dec 1, 2010 at 1:40 pm

My dream is for every day to be a Spare the Air Day. The noxious and stinky smoke from everyone's fireplaces and wood stoves is often overwhelming. While I do not have health issues, I still start coughing if I dare leave my house in the evening or during a holiday. I can't imagine what people with any health conditions must go through. Burning a fire is not a necessity in this area. Almost everyone has access to a decent heating system. People may enjoy "watching" the fire but they don't have to breathe it as it blows towards their neighbor. People who consider themselves "green" and conscientious might consider passing on having a fire if they thought more about other people's needs.


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