From: [email protected]
Sent: Tuesday, January 02, 2007 11:52 AM
To: Milan *************
Subject: AirAlert - Spare The Air Tonight , Tuesday, January 2
Spare the Air Tonight, Tuesday, January 2, in the San Francisco Bay
The air quality tonight is forecast to be unhealthy. The Bay Area Air
District is asking residents to refrain from burning wood in their
fireplaces and woodstoves, and to drive less.
Winter air pollution is mainly caused by small particle pollution, or
particulate matter (PM). The two major winter sources of PM in the Bay
Area are residential wood burning and motor vehicles.
You can help reduce winter air pollution if you:
- Do NOT burn wood tonight.
- If you must burn wood, burn less and use only dry, clean, seasoned
wood, and nonglossy white paper. Moist, or "green" wood smolders more,
producing greater amounts of harmful air pollutants.
- Avoid any unnecessary driving, walk, use public transit or your bike
instead. If you must drive, carpool and "triplink" your errands into
This advisory is in effect for the next 24 hours.
For up-to-date public transit information, visit www.511.org
There is NO free transit program during the winter Spare the Air Tonight
To see the current air quality forecast, visit www.sparetheair.org
Thank you for doing your part to Spare the Air!
This AirAlert is provided by your Bay Area Air Quality Management
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