Air Quality

Smoke from wildfires in northern Arizona is impacting several communities in Coconino County. The Coconino County Public Health Services District is encouraging individuals to take precautions to protect themselves from the health effects of wildfire smoke.

Many factors influence a person’s susceptibility to smoke. These factors include the level, extent, and duration of exposure, age, and individual susceptibility. Not everyone who is exposed to smoke will have health problems.

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is issuing a dust High Pollution Advisory (HPA) for July 9 and 10, 2018, for coarse particulate matter (PM-10) for Maricopa County, Arizona. This HPA is due to particle pollutant levels expected to accumulate enough to exceed the federal health standard for PM-10.

During this HPA, Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD) has declared a “No Burn Day” in Maricopa County and the following mandatory restrictions are in effect:

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