Here are some simple, effective tips for protecting yourself from the dangers of
outdoor air pollution:
1.Check daily air pollution forecasts in the city. The color-coded forecasts can let you know when the air is unhealthy in your place. Sources include local radio and TV weather reports, newspapers and websites.
2. Avoid exercising outdoors when pollution levels are high. When the air is bad, move your workout indoors. And even if the air quality forecasts are good, avoid exercising near high-traffic areas, because the vehicles on busy roads can create high pollution levels nearby.
3. Use less energy in home. Generating electricity and other sources of energy creates air pollution. By reducing energy use, one can help improve air quality, curb greenhouse gas emissions, encourage energy independence and save money!
4. Walk, bike or carpool. Combine trips. Use buses, subways, metro rail, commuter trains or other alternatives to driving your car.
5. Don't burn wood or trash. Burning firewood and trash are among the major sources of particle pollution in many parts of the country.
6. Protect your indoor air quality too. Learn how to make sure the air you breathe indoors is clean.