Spare the Air alert issued for smog on Tuesday
SAN FRANCISCO — The Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued a Spare the Air smog alert on Tuesday.
Warm inland temperatures in the June 21 forecast are expected to combine with motor vehicle exhaust to create increased concentrations of smog.
The alert is the second since the beginning of the year.
Authorities are advising people to carpool or find alternatives to driving to reduce vehicle exhaust in the air.
“As our roads become increasingly congested, it is important that we all understand the significant impacts on health, quality of life and air quality that can be attributed to driving,” said Sharon Landers. , acting chief executive of the Air District, in a statement.
Officials also suggest performing vigorous activity in the morning, when ozone concentrations are lower, as high concentrations can cause congestion, throat irritation and chest pain. It can also trigger diseases like asthma and is harmful to people with heart and respiratory problems.
People receive notifications about Spare the Air alerts by signing up to receive emails at www.sparetheair.org, downloading the Spare the Air app, finding Spare the Air on Facebook or Twitter, or calling the (800) HELP-AIR.