Spare the Air Day
Friday, January 25, 2013
A Winter Spare the Air Alert has been called for January 25, 2013. Air quality in the Bay Area is unhealthy.
Wood smoke is the largest source of wintertime air pollution in the Bay Area. When there is no wind to disperse pollutants from smoke, they become trapped close to the ground and can build up to unhealthy levels, making it difficult for people with asthma and other respiratory conditions to breathe.
- The burning of wood and firelogs is banned both indoors and outdoors today, from midnight to midnight.
- The use of any and all wood-burning devices including fireplaces, wood stoves and inserts, pellet stoves and outdoor fire-pits is illegal.
- For more information about the Wood Burning Rule, or to check before you burn, visit www.sparetheair.org or call 1-877-4-NO-BURN.
Thank you for making clean air choices every day! To monitor current air quality conditions, visit www.sparetheair.org.