Spare the Air alert issued for Wednesday Schools & Kids, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Jan 15, 2013 at 2:27 pm
While chilly temperatures are expected to continue Wednesday, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District is issuing the season's fourth Winter Spare the Air Alert, prohibiting the use of wood-burning devices to keep warm.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 2:09 PM
Posted by Anonymous asthmatic, a member of the Palo Alto High School community, on Jan 15, 2013 at 3:51 pm
I first developed asthma when I moved to San Jose. It was the smog, the doctors said. I moved to the East Bay, to a sparsely populated community, and it improved tremendously. Unfortunately, because of crime and lousy schools, we left. We moved to Palo Alto for low crime and good schools, and voila! My asthma returns. Smog and wood-burning fireplaces, the doctors say.
If you must have and use a fireplace, convert it to a gas log, please!