875  
AEUS75 KPSR 121715  
AQAPSR  
AZC021-130400-  
 
AIR QUALITY ALERT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ  
1015 AM MST TUE OCT 12 2021  
   
..PM-10 HIGH POLLUTION ADVISORY FOR PINAL COUNTY TUESDAY
 
 
THE PINAL COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF AIR QUALITY HAS ISSUED A PM-10 HIGH  
POLLUTION ADVISORY FOR PINAL COUNTY INCLUDING APACHE JUNCTION, CASA  
GRANDE, COOLIDGE, AND FLORENCE FOR TUESDAY.  
 
AN EPISODE OF STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS IS FORECAST TO GENERATE  
WIDESPREAD BLOWING DUST THAT MAY RESULT IN LOCAL PM-10 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  
HTTPS://WWW.PINALCOUNTYAZ.GOV/LEGACY/AIRQUAL/PDF/FORECAST/  
AQFORECAST.PDF.  
 

 
 
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