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  • Air Quality Alert for Upper San Pedro River Valley including Sierra Vista, Benson County, Arizona
  • Air Quality Alert issued July 02 at 10:53AM MST by NWS
  • Effective: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 10:53 a.m.
  • Expires: Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 9:15 p.m.
  • ...HIGH POLLUTION ADVISORY FOR PINAL COUNTY THURSDAY...
    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 THURSDAY.
    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 PINAL COUNTY...VISIT
    THE PINAL COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF AIR QUALITY INTERNET SITE AT
    PINALCOUNTYAZ.GOV