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  • Keeping the air healthy requires team effort

    Maybe you’ve seen or heard the Department of Environmental Quality’s recent clean air campaign running on local radio, television and social media.

    The folks at Environmental Quality are committed to maintaining clean and healthy air for everyone in the community, but they can’t do it alone. There's so much we all can do in our daily lives to keep the air clean and healthy. 
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    Here are just a few things you can do to help: 
    • Consider taking public transportation or riding a bike or telecommuting 
    • Don't let your car idle for too long in places like parking lots and drive-thrus
    • Keep your car in good running condition and with the tires properly inflated
    Air pollution can exacerbate and even cause health problems. Children, older adults, pregnant women, people who spend lots of time outside and those with lung and heart ailments are among the most susceptible.

    But air pollution isn’t just bad for our health, it’s also bad for the economy. Air pollution can lead to lost work, higher health care-expenses and damage to property and agricultural crops.

    Thanks for doing your part to keep our air clean and healthy. 

    Find more tips, information and data at www.pima.gov/HealthyAir.
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