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Season's first Spare the Air Day called for Tuesday

 

As a heat wave moves into the Bay Area, the summer's first Spare the Air Day has been called for today, July 28.

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.

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is asking residents to avoid driving alone today and instead walk, bike, carpool or take public transit to cut down on pollution from vehicle exhaust.

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 www.sparetheair.org.

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 28, 2015 at 7:46 am

I am not sure if it was anything connected with this or just localized to my neighborhood, but it was a very smokey atmosphere last night. We closed our windows because the smell of smoke was so strong. Is it from the Napa fire?


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Posted by MV Resident
a resident of Mountain View
on Jul 28, 2015 at 10:44 am

It must have been local because I didn't notice anything. If the smoke from the Napa fire was traveling all the way down the Mid-Peninsula, it would be all over the news.


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