in the Twin Cities is happening! The Twin Cities are growing
which places more demands on our power plants and creating
more traffic congestion on our roads. Mix this up with fumes
from paints, solvents and gasoline on a hot summer day and
we have a recipe for smog or ground level ozone, which can
damage lungs particularly in athletes, young children and the
are some very simple things that we all can do to help stop
a "no spill" gas can to eliminate gas vapors.
your car gas tank at night (after 6:00pm) during hot summer
water based paints and solvents and postpone painting or
staining to cooler summer days or evenings.
off lights and appliances whenever possible and buy energy
saving light bulbs and appliances.
hot summer days drive less: postpone or bunch errands together,
take the bus, ride a bike or telecommute.
using gasoline-powered engines like weed wackers, lawn mowers
and gas powered recreational vehicles until evening or a
on air quality index