Bay Area Spare the Air Smog Alerts!

Spare the Air Alerts

Stay Informed! The Air District Issues Spare the Air Alerts when Ground-level Ozone, or “Smog,” becomes a Pollution Problem!

The 2014 Spare the Air smog season runs from May through October. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District issues Spare the Air Alerts when ozone pollution is forecast to reach unhealthy levels in the Bay Area.

During the summer months, ozone pollution can become a health problem in the Bay Area. The summertime Spare the Air program notifies residents when air quality is forecast to be unhealthy, and urges residents to drive less and reduce their emissions of ozone-forming pollutants.

Why is this important to A Star Smog and local Bay Area residents? Pollution, ground-level ozone, or “smog,” becomes is becoming an increasingly high pollution problem. We encourage you to frequently check for days on which air quality is forecast to be unhealthy.

To find out when a Spare the Air Alert is in effect, register for email AirAlerts, call 1(800) HELP-AIR, download the Spare the Air app or connect with Spare the Air on Facebook, Twitter and other social media.  Spare the Air Alerts will also be posted on the Spare the Air and www.baaqmd.gov websites.

The majority of this information was obtained from www.sparetheair.org.