You Can Do
- Make sure that
technicians working on your car air conditioner, home air conditioner,
or refrigerator are certified by an EPA approved program to recover
the refrigerant (this is required by law).
- Have your car and home
air conditioner units and refrigerator checked for leaks. When
possible, repair leaky air conditioning units before refilling them.
- Contact local
authorities to properly dispose of refrigeration or air conditioning
- Protect yourself
against sunburn. Minimize sun exposure during midday hours (10 am to 4
pm). Wear sunglasses, a hat with a wide brim, and protective clothing
with a tight weave. Use a broad spectrum sunscreen with a sun
protection factor (SPF) of at least 15 and 30 is better.
- Become an advocate for
The Ozone Layer-tell your friends about the importance of The Ozone
Ground-Level "Bad" Ozone
- Keep your automobile
well tuned and maintained.
- Carpool, use mass
transit, walk, bicycle, and/or reduce driving, especially on hot
- Be careful not to
spill gasoline when filling up your car or gasoline-powered lawn and
garden equipment. During the summer, fill your gas tank during the
cooler evening hours.
- Make sure your car's
tires are properly inflated and your wheels are aligned.
- Participate in your
local utility's energy conservation programs.
- Seal containers of
household cleaners, workshop chemicals and solvents, and garden
chemicals to prevent VOC from evaporating into the air. Dispose of
with ozone every day. It can protect life on earth
or harm it, but we have the power to influence
ozone's impact by the way we live.