We’re exposed to pollution any time we breathe polluted air. But when you exercise, do yard work or other strenuous activities that increase your breathing rate, you take more pollution into your lungs.
You can reduce your exposure by using AQI forecasts to help you plan your day. When the forecast calls for elevated levels of pollution, protect your health by reducing your exposure – particularly if you are in a sensitive group.
How do you reduce your exposure when air quality is poor?
Reschedule strenuous activities for times when air quality is expected to be better. Take it a little easier. You can cut back on vigorous activities, such as walking instead of jogging. These small changes can help you protect your lungs and heart.