To cope with the excess levels of ozone in the atmosphere, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District advises people to take the following steps during Spare the Air Days:

Bike to work or around town

Take public transit

Telecommute

Carpool and link errands to reduce driving

Avoid using gas-powered lawn mowers and leaf blowers

Reduce household energy use

Don't use lighter fluid on the barbecue

Avoid using aerosol spray cleaners, paints and hairspray