Air Quality Awareness Week!
This years theme is check the AQI and get outside.
Everyday we inhale thousands of gallons of air. That air also contains tiny pollution particles. Exposure to high levels of ozones and particle pollution is linked to health problems.
Pollution can come from cars, buses, power plants, wildfires and industries. When pollution reaches a high level the air can be unhealthy. Due to the normal aging process children, older adults and people with lung disease may experience increased health risk from exposure to unhealthy air. Use the air quality index (AQI) to help you understand and what steps you should take to protect yourself.
You can help reduce pollution by following these steps:
- Carpool or use public transportation
- Avoid burning leaves, trash and other materials.
- Keep your car in good operating condition and get regular tune ups.