558  
AEUS75 KPSR 101537  
AQAPSR  
AZC021-027-120400-  
 
AIR QUALITY ALERT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ  
837 AM MST THU MAY 10 2018  
 
...HIGH POLLUTION ADVISORY FOR PINAL COUNTY AND YUMA 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  
AIRBORNE COARSE PARTICLE HIGH POLLUTION ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR  
YUMA COUNTY 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  
 

 
 
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