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  • Air Quality Alert for Northwest and North Central Pinal County County, Arizona
  • Air Quality Alert issued September 26 at 12:03PM MST by NWS
  • Effective: Friday, September 26, 2014 at 12:03 p.m.
  • Expires: Saturday, September 27, 2014 at midnight
  • ...HIGH POLLUTION ADVISORY FOR MARICOPA COUNTY INCLUDING THE GREATER
    PHOENIX AREA FOR THE REMAINDER OF TODAY...
    THE ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY IN PHOENIX HAS ISSUED
    AN AIRBORNE COARSE PARTICLE HIGH POLLUTION ADVISORY FOR THE GREATER
    PHOENIX AREA FOR THE REMAINDER OFTODAY.
    AN EPISODE OF STRONG AND GUSTY THUNDERSTORM OUTFLOW WINDS IS
    FORECAST TO GENERATE WIDESPREAD BLOWING DUST THAT MAY RESULT IN LOCAL
    COARSE PARTICLE CONCENTRATIONS THAT POSE A HEALTH RISK. ADVERSE
    HEALTH EFFECTS INCREASE AS AIR QUALITY DETERIORATES.
    COARSE PARTICULATE MATTER - ALSO KNOWN AS PM-10 - IS AN AIR
    CONTAMINANT THAT CAN AGGRAVATE HEART AND LUNG DISEASE CONDITIONS...
    ESPECIALLY IN OLDER ADULTS...CHILDREN...AND THOSE WITH ASTHMA. A
    DECREASE IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IS RECOMMENDED.
    CONSOLIDATE YOUR TRAVEL...STABILIZE LOOSE SOILS...SLOW DOWN OR AVOID
    TRAVEL ON DIRT ROADS...REDUCE OR ELIMINATE FIREPLACE USE...AND AVOID
    USING GAS-POWERED LAWN EQUIPMENT.
    FOR DETAILS ON THIS HIGH POLLUTION ADVISORY FOR MARICOPA COUNTY...
    VISIT THE ADEQ INTERNET SITE AT WWW.AZDEQ.GOV OR CALL 602-771-2367
    FOR RECORDED FORECAST INFORMATION.