723  
AEUS75 KPSR 311528  
AQAPSR  
AZC013-020400-  
 
AIR QUALITY ALERT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ  
828 AM MST MON DEC 31 2018  
 
...HIGH POLLUTION ADVISORY FOR MARICOPA COUNTY INCLUDING THE GREATER  
PHOENIX AREA THROUGH TUESDAY...  
 
THE ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY IN PHOENIX HAS  
EXTENDED AN AIRBORNE FINE PARTICLE HIGH POLLUTION ADVISORY FOR THE  
GREATER PHOENIX AREA THROUGH TUESDAY.  
 
THIS MEANS THAT ONGOING STAGNANT WEATHER CONDITIONS COMBINED WITH  
EXISTING AIRBORNE FINE PARTICLE LEVELS MAY RESULT IN LOCAL FINE  
PARTICLE CONCENTRATIONS THAT POSE A HEALTH RISK. ADVERSE HEALTH  
EFFECTS INCREASE AS AIR QUALITY DETERIORATES.  
 
FINE PARTICULATE MATTER - ALSO KNOWN AS PM-2.5 - 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.  
 
THIS IS A NO BURN DAY. FIREPLACE USE AND OUTDOOR BURNING IS  
PROHIBITED. CONSOLIDATE YOUR TRAVEL AND AVOID USING GAS-POWERED LAWN  
EQUIPMENT.  
 
FOR DETAILS ON THIS HIGH POLLUTION ADVISORY FOR MARICOPA COUNTY,  
VISIT THE ADEQ INTERNET SITE AT WWW.AZDEQ.GOV OR CALL 602-771-2300.  
 

 
 
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