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  • Air Quality Alert for Northwest and North Central Pinal County County, Arizona
  • Air Quality Alert issued March 25 at 11:25AM MST by NWS
  • Effective: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 11:25 a.m.
  • Expires: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 10 p.m.
  • ...HIGH POLLUTION ADVISORY FOR MARICOPA COUNTY INCLUDING THE GREATER
    PHOENIX AREA...PINAL COUNTY...AND YUMA COUNTY WEDNESDAY...
    THE ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY IN PHOENIX HAS ISSUED
    AN AIRBORNE COARSE PARTICLE HIGH POLLUTION ADVISORY FOR THE GREATER
    PHOENIX AREA AND YUMA COUNTY FOR WEDNESDAY. THE PINAL COUNTY
    DEPARTMENT OF AIR QUALITY HAS ISSUED AN AIRBORNE COARSE PARTICLE
    HIGH POLLUTION ADVISORY FOR PINAL COUNTY INCLUDING APACHE
    JUNCTION...CASA GRANDE...COOLIDGE...AND FLORENCE FOR WEDNESDAY.
    AN EPISODE OF STRONG AND GUSTY 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.
    FOR DETAILS ON THIS HIGH POLLUTION ADVISORY FOR PINAL COUNTY...VISIT
    THE PINAL COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF AIR QUALITY INTERNET SITE AT
    PINALCOUNTYAZ.GOV