What can I do to improve air quality?
-Burn only dry seasoned wood.

-Burn hardwoods, such as oak, madrone and nut and fruit woods.

-Limit kindling to fir pine and cedar; never burn soft woods like cottonwood and poplar.

-Burn a small, hot fire.

-Never burn garbage or treated / painted wood.

-Leave your wood stove's damper open.

-Use alternative heat sources such as natural gas or electricity.

-Check your chimney for smoke. The more smoke, the more pollution.

-Clean your chimney regularly.

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1. Are there exemptions to the program?
2. Where can I find the day's advisory?
3. How does LRAPA determine the day's advisory?
4. What is Particulate Pollution?
5. What are the health effects?
6. What can I do to improve air quality?