A Winter Spare the Air Alert has been issued for Monday, January 30 in the Bay Area.
Wood burning is banned both indoors and outdoors on Monday, for the full 24 hours.Air quality in the Bay Area is forecast to be unhealthy. It is illegal for Bay Area residents to burn wood or other solid fuels in fireplaces, wood stoves and inserts, pellet stoves, outdoor fire-pits, or other wood-burning devices. This wood-burning ban will be in effect for Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, southern Sonoma and southwestern Solano Counties.
Winter air pollution is mainly caused by particulates or soot pollution from wood smoke. Smoke from wood-burning fires is linked to illnesses such as asthma, bronchitis and lung disease, and is especially harmful for children and the elderly.
For more information about the Wood Burning Rule, or to check before you burn, visit http://www.sparetheair.org or call 1-877-4NO-BURN.
You can also call 1-800-430-1515 and register to receive automatic phone calls when a Winter Spare the Air Alert has been called.
To see the current air quality forecast visit http://www.sparetheair.org.
Download our FREE Spare the Air iPhone/Android application for alert notifications, local air quality forecasts, podcasts and several tools to help reduce air pollution.
Download the FREE Spare the Air iPhone or Android application at sparetheair.org for alert notifications, local air quality forecasts, podcasts and several tools to help reduce air pollution!
This AirAlert is provided by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
Thank you for doing your part to Spare the Air! Employers with 50 or more full-time employees in the Bay Area are now required to offer commuter benefits to their employees. To find out how you could save money by using commuter benefits, visit commuterbenefits.511.org.