002  
AEUS75 KTWC 122203  
AQATWC  
AZC019-130445-  
 
AIR QUALITY ALERT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TUCSON AZ  
303 PM MST TUE OCT 12 2021  
 
...PM-10 HIGH POLLUTION ADVISORY FOR PIMA COUNTY INCLUDING THE TUCSON  
METRO AREA TUESDAY...  
 
THE ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (ADEQ) IN PHOENIX HAS  
ISSUED A PM-10 HIGH POLLUTION ADVISORY FOR PIMA COUNTY INCLUDING THE  
TUCSON METRO AREA 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 PIMA COUNTY, VISIT  
THE ADEQ INTERNET SITE AT WWW.AZDEQ.GOV/FORECASTING OR CALL 602-771-  
2300.  
 

 
 
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