You can monitor particulate matter levels in your community by checking the South Coast Air Quality Management District website and other locations on this website. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the American Lung Association recommend the following steps:

  • If the amount of particulate matter in your local area is high on a given day, keep windows and doors closed and use air conditioners or fans.
  • Use vacuums and air purifiers with HEPA filters.
  • Reduce indoor sources that create particulate matter, such as propane, wood-burning, or natural gas stoves and ovens, gas logs, candles, and tobacco smoke.
  • Individuals with heart or lung disease, the elderly, and children should limit time outdoors and avoid physical exertion when particulate matter levels are high.
  • Choose outdoor exercise facilities located away from sources of diesel exhaust or exercise indoors at a shopping mall or a gym.

One purpose of Proposition 65 is to provide information about exposures to listed chemicals, such as diesel engine exhaust, to residents of California so that individuals can make more informed choices.

Operators at the Ports are working independently and with the Ports to reduce diesel emissions and provide cleaner, healthier air in the region.

This Proposition 65 warning is provided by the operators at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach listed here.

Participating Companies