Spare the air tonight
Original post made on Feb 3, 2009
Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, February 3, 2009, 2:11 PM
on Feb 3, 2009 at 8:50 pm
Which parts of the bay area were given "unhealthy" air quality ratings? I checked accuweather.com and the rating for pleasanton today was "moderate". Oakland was "unhealthy for sensitive groups".
Anyone have further info? It did honestly seem a bit hazy the last 1-2 days, although I don't know why. Were there any fires or other things going on to explain this?
on Feb 4, 2009 at 12:04 pm
Ok, we have a home in our neighborhood 6 houses down from mine. As soon as I step out the door and turn, I know right away they have their fireplace going. There's a white/grey cloud hanging around for a block in all directions of this house. I can't believe it's a healthy situation any time of day.
But they were burning on this Spare the Air day. Is there anything we can do to stop poorly burning fireplaces that pollute our neighborhoods? I love the smell of a good fire, but it's hard to even walk within 3 houses of this place it's so bad.
on Feb 4, 2009 at 5:27 pm
In my opinion, this "spare the air" thing is a hoax. All the days are rated pretty much the same. If you go on the website, there are many spare the air days. It seems random to me. Just another example of government telling us what to do.