Smog - Health Advisory

Smoggy days

What to do (and not do) on a smoggy day

While poor air quality affects everyone's health, children, the elderly and individuals with heart and respiratory illnesses are most vulnerable. AQMD Opens in new window recommends the following cautions when the air quality reaches unhealthful limits: When AQMD Opens in new window issues a health advisory, everyone, particularly children and the elderly, should avoid prolonged, vigorous outdoor exercise. Individuals who suffer from heart or lung disease should avoid outdoor activity. When a Stage I Episode is announced, everyone should avoid vigorous outdoor exercise, and those who suffer from heart or lung disease should stay indoors.

Smog forecasts are available on their site Opens in new window , or by calling AQMD's toll free numbers:

  • (800) 242-4022 - Los Angeles and Orange counties
  • (800) 367-4710 - Riverside and San Bernardino counties
  • (800) 445-3826 - Schools and industry