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Poor air quality forces another Spare the Air alert

Original post made on Jul 12, 2012

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has announced that today, July 12, will be another "Spare the Air" day. Today's Spare the Air alert is the third consecutive alert this week.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, July 12, 2012, 8:04 AM

Comments

Posted by What's-Going-On-Here?, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 12, 2012 at 8:45 am

The link above points to a web-site that provides some numbers that are supposed to represent some measurements somebody, somewhere, made of various air quality. Palo Alto's number for today is 38--which is in the "Good" range.

Only one out of the five zones listed has a number larger than 100, which is supposed to be bad. The Eastern District shows 101, which is just over the line.

This call for "Spare the Air" seems a little odd, when the majority of the 5-zones are not anywhere close to 100.


Posted by pollution, a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on Jul 12, 2012 at 8:52 am

Wind conditions cause pollution on the peninsula to collect in the east bay. Reducing pollution on the peninsula will help to save people's health in the east bay. Sometimes wind conditions are different and we will hope that the east bay people pitch in to improve air quality on the peninsula.