The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) has issued a same day PM-10 Health Watch.
There is an area of low-pressure tracking across the southern Arizona border. Enough atmospheric instability and moisture should be present to generate afternoon shower and thunderstorm activity for the eastern half of the state. This would include the dust prone areas,
ADEQ issues a health watch when the highest concentration of ozone or particulate matter levels may exceed the federal health standard.
People with respiratory or other health problems that make them more sensitive to air pollution are advised to limit their outdoor activity.
- Avoid waiting in long drive-thru lines, for example, at coffee shops, fast-food restaurants or banks. Park your car and go inside.
- Unplug unused appliances.
- Fuel your vehicle after dark or during cooler evening hours.
- Connect your outdoor lights to a timer or use solar lighting.
- Learn more about air pollution at www.CleanAirMakeMore.com
- To find a carpool or vanpool visit Valley Metro: www.ValleyMetro.org or call 602.253.5000.