The sweltering Summer California heat brings with it dangers in many forms, including poor air quality that can be hazardous to certain groups and a health risk to all.
During Spare The Air season, which runs from May 1 until October 31, California residents are encouraged to be extra aware of air pollution levels. A Spare The Air alert will be issued when the air pollution level is forecast to meet or exceed 126 on the Air Quality Index. When a Spare The Air alert is called, you are asked to change your routine as much as possible to help reduce air pollution. One of the best ways to help is to try and reduce your driving, which lowers emissions and protects the health of everyone in the community. Here are five ways you can … continue reading »