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Air district declares 3rd consecutive 'Spare the Air' day as temperature soars

Original post made on Sep 22, 2009

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has declared a third consecutive Spare the Air day today due to anticipated unhealthy levels of ozone.

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Comments (4)

Posted by S, a resident of Val Vista
on Sep 22, 2009 at 2:28 pm

Why do children have soccer practice on spare the air days? Is it that important that children who are 5 through 12 run around in this 100 degree heat? Not like they are practicing for the olympics!!


Posted by Resident, a resident of Stoneridge
on Sep 22, 2009 at 2:37 pm

S-
I completely agree with you. What I find even worse is that my child goes to a local school that does not have a gym, and they are required to do PE outdoors in 100 plus degree weather and poor air quality. Many children have asthma, allergies, and other respiratory problems that are made worse by this situation. I think our politicians need to look at making a change in the PE Standards our schools seem so concerned about meeting every day. Why ignore your health by being so physically active, when it's not healthy on a Spare the Air Day. No one should be running on a day like today, even my child's pediatrician agrees.


Posted by Parent, a resident of Downtown
on Sep 22, 2009 at 3:48 pm

Speak to your coach. My daughters practice was canceled- soccer is optional and if your coach won't cancel, keep you child home- easy!


Posted by a parent, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 23, 2009 at 10:39 am

I totally agree!!! Everytime I see these kids out running around in this heat I just can't believe it!! Also, at school they should'nt have P.E. outside when it is so hot, especially on the blacktop where it is several degrees hotter! Another thing that gets me upset is the people sitting in their cars waiting for their kids to get out of school with the engine running!! Don't they realize they are wasting gas and making the air quality worse?


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