Another 'bad air' day on Saturday

Officials declare third unhealthful day amid hot temperatures, still air

A third consecutive Spare the Air smog alert has been issued for Saturday.

An unhealthy amount of ozone accumulation is expected in the Bay Area for the third day this week because of forecasted hot weather with low winds, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

On a Spare the Air day, Bay Area residents are asked to avoid

driving alone and instead take public transit, carpool, walk or bike to get around, according to the air district.

Smog can cause throat irritation, congestion, chest pain, asthma and can worsen bronchitis and emphysema.

The summer Spare the Air season started on April 28. The three this week are the first three of the season, air district officials said.


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Posted by parent
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jun 4, 2016 at 11:22 am

Remember that most of these summer Spare The Air Days are about pollution created on the peninsula that blows inland and collects over East Bay cities. Asking people to ride their bikes on Spare The Air Days is not dangerous if you live in one of the lower pollution areas, like Palo Alto. Reducing our pollution can help save lives elsewhere.

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