Spare the Air Alert issued for Friday, 18th this year

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON)—The Bay Area Air Quality District has issued a Spare the Air Alert for Friday.

This is the eighteenth this year.

The air quality is predicted to be unhealthy because of light winds and smoke from California wildfires.

The weather conditions are also expected to cause unhealthy ozone or smog levels that can cause unhealthy air quality if combined with car exhaust.

“Ongoing smoke continues to impact air quality in the Bay Area,” said Jack Broadbent, executive officer of the Air District. “Persistent drought and tree mortality has increased the intensity of wildfires in the region, and combined with our daily load of auto exhaust, is again causing unhealthy air quality.”

People are recommended to bike, walk, carpool or take public transit to work to help improve air quality.

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