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Spare the Air alert issued for Wednesday

Original post made on Jan 15, 2013

While chilly temperatures are expected to continue Wednesday, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District is issuing the season's fourth Winter Spare the Air Alert, prohibiting the use of wood-burning devices to keep warm.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 2:09 PM

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Posted by common sense
a resident of Downtown North
on Jan 15, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Common sense says don't light up unless it is raining. Please protect all our kids health by keeping the air clean.


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Posted by wood smoke and ASTHMA
a resident of The Greenhouse
on Jan 15, 2013 at 2:34 pm

ASTHMA in California Web Link

Don't light up, don't be a jackasth(ma).

;-)

thanks!


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Posted by Anonymous asthmatic
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Jan 15, 2013 at 3:51 pm

I first developed asthma when I moved to San Jose. It was the smog, the doctors said. I moved to the East Bay, to a sparsely populated community, and it improved tremendously. Unfortunately, because of crime and lousy schools, we left. We moved to Palo Alto for low crime and good schools, and voila! My asthma returns. Smog and wood-burning fireplaces, the doctors say.

If you must have and use a fireplace, convert it to a gas log, please!


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Posted by anonny
a resident of Woodside
on Jan 15, 2013 at 8:02 pm

Or get an insert that controls the particulate matter released.

2nd poster: love it!!! don't be a jack.....


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Posted by certainly
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 16, 2013 at 11:35 am

We don't want to have bad lungs, and it's just not right for ALL OF US!


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Posted by certainly
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 16, 2013 at 11:35 am

We don't want to have bad lungs, and it's just not right for ALL OF US!


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Posted by common sense
a resident of Downtown North
on Jan 16, 2013 at 6:13 pm

Air was noticeably brown and smelly today. Is anyone paying attention to these warnings?

CNN is whining about the air pollution in Beijing. They should come to Silicon Valley.