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  • Air Quality Health Watch Issued for Particulates

    Apr 21, 2021 | Read More News
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    Health WatchHealth WatchThe Pima County Department of Environmental Quality (PDEQ) is issuing an Air Quality Health Watch today due to forecasted high winds this afternoon. The PDEQ air quality monitors that measure particulate matter are currently in the “good” range, however areas that are dust-prone may experience elevated levels of particulate matter with anticipated higher winds. 

    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 www.pima.gov/deq.

    The public can sign up at www.pima.gov/deq to receive Air Quality Advisories and other Pima County Department of Environmental Quality notices directly via email. Five-Day Air Quality Forecasts are also available from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality at www.azdeq.gov/Tucson/forecast.