416  
AEUS75 KPSR 191620  
AQAPSR  
AZC027-210630-  
 
AIR QUALITY ALERT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ  
920 AM MST FRI JAN 19 2018  
   
..HIGH POLLUTION ADVISORY FOR YUMA COUNTY SATURDAY
 
 
AN AIRBORNE COARSE PARTICLE HIGH POLLUTION ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED  
FOR YUMA COUNTY FOR SATURDAY.  
 
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.  
 

 
 
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