Tips for improving air quality

    Conserve energy by turning off appliances when they aren’t in use, installing energy-efficient lighting and using cold instead of hot water whenever possible.

    Decrease mobile sources of pollution by using rideshare or public transit, combining errands into one trip and walking or biking when possible.

    Put a stop to open burning. It is against the law to burn anything other than vegetative material, and even that releases carbon dioxide. Burning trash is illegal and can have dangerous health effects.

    Consider your indoor air quality. Pollution inside a home or other building can be much worse than the outdoor air. Improve indoor air quality by using natural cleansers, refraining from smoking indoors and preventing mold and mildew growth.

    Read more tips from the WNC Regional Air Quality Agency at avl.mx/07x.

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