The Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District’s annual Don’t Light Tonight program officially begins on November 1st and runs through the end of February. During this period, the District experiences an increased use of woodstoves and fireplaces which raise the level of particulate pollution. Common weather conditions cause this increased pollution to become trapped closer to the ground, causing breathing problems for many residents, especially the very young, elderly and those with respiratory ailments and heart disease.
We encourage all residents to stay informed and not burn on days DLT alerts are issued. Learn more about the program, including more information on wood smoke and health at www.ysaqmd.org/dlt. Sign up for alerts at ysaqmd.enviroflash.org.
Read the full press release here.