Press Release: Third Consecutive Day of Spare The Air

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                            Contact: Jenny Tan, Public Information Officer
August 2, 2017                                                                                                                                                                    (530) 757-3657 | jtan@ysaqmd.org

Third Consecutive Day of Spare The Air Issued

(Davis, CA) – A third consecutive Spare The Air alert has been issued for the greater Sacramento region for Thursday, August 3, 2017 with the AQI for ground-level ozone pollution expected to reach 126 or higher, which is unhealthy for sensitive groups. This is the 11th Spare The Air issued for the season so far.

High temperatures combined with stagnant air conditions and a ridge of high pressure contributed to the initial Spare The Air alert on Tuesday, August 1. The ridge of high pressure continued to sit in place Wednesday while light winds and lingering smoke from several wildfires in Northern California contributed to the poor air quality.

Those sensitive to air quality, such as young children, the elderly, women who are pregnant, and people with heart or lung disease and asthma should limit their outdoor activity. To help reduce smog, residents are asked to drive less. Carpooling, riding transit, telecommuting, trip-linking, bicycling and walking are excellent ways to reduce driving.

This alert includes the air districts in Placer, Feather River, El Dorado, Sacramento Metropolitan and Yolo-Solano. The Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District supports all of Yolo County and portions of Solano County that include Dixon, Vacaville and Rio Vista.

Spare The Air is an educational and advisory program that runs every year from May to October in the greater Sacramento region. For more information about the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District, including signing up for air quality alerts and the monthly newsletter, visit: www.ysaqmd.org. Connect with the District on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/YoloSolanoAir or on Twitter at: www.twitter.com/YoloSolanoAir.

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