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Bay Area under third straight Spare the Air alert

Original post made on Sep 7, 2021

Air district officials extended a Spare the Air alert through Tuesday as wildfire smoke and haze linger in Bay Area skies.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 10:50 AM

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Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Sep 7, 2021 at 4:49 pm

Steven Nelson is a registered user.

Air Pollution OZONE. Now yet another 'variable' for schools to figure out how to control inside classrooms. Some 'smoke particle OUTSIDE pollution' (PM2.5) can be controlled and vastly mitigated by recirculating through HVAC system filters (MERV 13 or better). Some COVID virus transmission can also be reduced by the same recirculation [or Outside Air Changes].

But bringing more air / recirculating work counter for Ozone and Smoke Particles!

At a certain point - compromise. (IMO) It is better for kids to 'lay low' inside and have recirculating air refiltered / min. new air with OZONE and Smoke. Smoke will be filtered out - otherwise it can permanently sick deep in young lungs. OZONE causes serious but more temporary problems (if not Chronic) and can only be chemically filtered. And COVID? What kid should get stuck with 'Long' Covid problems.

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