If you live in an area with bad air quality, how do you know if it's okay for your kids to play outside at recess? The air quality is so bad here, it looks like you have to chew it before you can breathe it in! But how dangerous is it?
The Utah Department of Health's Asthma Program has a website just for schools. It's called Recess Guidance For Schools Based on Air Quality. You can
- Check to see what the air quality is for the day.
- You can get air quality recess alerts via email.
- You can even watch a clever video about air quality, schools, and recess.
Health Advisory: Sensitive people with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly and children should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion. Everyone else should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion.
So take a deep breathe and enjoy the air for us. Until then, I'll be staying indoors.