Monday, February 27
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Do your garden chores gasoline free
Avoid the use of gas lawn mowers, leaf blowers, edgers and other yard tools - switch to electric
Don't use charcoal lighter fluid
Use an electric or chimney briquette starter or better yet, use a propane grill.
Avoid using pesticides
If necessary, use one that is applied in either a granular or water-based solution because they don't contribute to smog.
Don't use oil-based paints or varnishes
They contain a high percentage of solvents that evaporate and contribute to air pollution.
Avoid consumer spray products
Aerosol products include hairspray, furniture polish, cooking sprays, bathroom cleaners, air fresheners, antiperspirants, insecticides and hobby craft sprays. Choose solids, sticks and gels instead.
Check the back page of The Sacramento Bee's
Our Region section for the daily air quality forecast.
Sign-up for Air Alert
You'll get an email with the daily air quality forecast, Spare The Air alerts and wildfire messages if smoke becomes a problem in the Sacramento region.
Call (916) 874-4801 to hear the daily air quality forecast.