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  • Air Quality Health Watch Issued for Pima County

    Dec 03, 2020 | Read More News
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    The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality (PDEQ) has issued an Air Quality Health Watch for December 3, 2020, triggered by prolonged hours of high winds. Some of the PDEQ air quality monitors that measure particulate matter are currently in the “moderate” range, but areas that are dust-prone may be experiencing higher levels of particulate matter. Winds are forecasted to continue through this afternoon and these wind-blown particles could stay airborne for a while.  

    PDEQ encourages older adults, those who are medically fragile and people with heart or lung disease to reduce their level of exertion if outside for a prolonged period of time today. Breathing small particles can irritate the respiratory system and worsen chronic heart and lung diseases. 

    PDEQ monitors air pollution in our region at 14 air quality monitoring sites. Up-to-the-hour air pollution levels are available online at the PDEQ website.

    The public can sign up to receive Air Quality Advisories and other Pima County Department of Environmental Quality notices directly via email.