At Your Home
- Do your garden chores gasoline free.
Avoid the use of gas lawn mowers, leaf blowers, edgers and other yard tools - switch to electric
- Don't use charcoal lighter fluid.
Use an electric or chimney briquette starter or better yet, use a propane grill.
- Avoid using pesticides.
If necessary, use one that is applied in either a granular or water-based solution because they don't contribute to smog.
- Don't use oil-based paints or varnishes.
They contain a high percentage of solvents that evaporate and contribute to air pollution.
- Avoid consumer spray products.
Aerosol products include hairspray, furniture polish, cooking sprays, bathroom cleaners, air fresheners, antiperspirants, insecticides and hobby craft sprays. Choose solids, sticks and gels instead.
- Check the back page of The Austin American-Statesman Metro&State section.
The Air Quality Index for the next 24 hours ending at 6 p.m.
- Sign-up for AirNow.
You'll get a daily email with the today’s and tomorrow’s air quality forecast and Ozone Action Day alerts.