How can you better air quality?
Mesa County Health Department is committed to maintaining and improving the health and environment of Mesa County residents. Air pollution can cause irritation to eyes and nose and make it difficult to breathe. Pollutants can be especially hard on sensitive individuals, such as people with heart and lung conditions. Trees, crops, and wildlife are dependent on clean air, and it’s our responsibility as a community to keep pollution to a minimum.
• Reduce vehicle emissions.
₀ Carpool, ride your bike, walk, or use public transportation whenever possible.
₀ Combine trips when running errands.
• Break idling habits.
₀ Turn your vehicle off when waiting for your kids after school.
₀ Go inside of a restaurant instead of using the drive-thru.
₀ Avoid warming your car up before leaving the house during winter months.
• Learn before you burn.
₀ Compost or chip your yard trimmings instead of burning them.
₀ Take yard waste to the landfill if you don’t compost at home.
₀ Make sure your woodstove is EPA approved.
₀ Check for any Air Watch Alerts before you burn.