Health Tip: Help Reduce Smog

(HealthDay News) -- Smog can cause serious irritation and damage to the lungs; itchy, water eyes, and a burning sensation in the eyes and throat.

Smog can also trigger asthma attacks, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency says. It recommends that you:

  • Do your part to reduce smog by taking a bus, walking or biking.
  • Use electric or manual lawn equipment and mowers rather than gas-powered ones.
  • Fill your gas tank in the evening when it's cooler outside to prevent pollutants emitted by gasoline from turning into smog.
  • Don't let your car idle for more than 30 seconds -- instead, turn the car off and restart when it's time to move again.

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