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  • PDEQ is Issuing an Air Quality Advisory

    Mar 13, 2014 | Read More News
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    PDEQ is Issuing an Air Quality Advisory

    The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality is issuing an air quality advisory due to the potential for elevated levels of wind-generated particulate matter today.

    Individuals with heart disease and respiratory sensitivities may want to reduce their level of exertion to decrease the amount of particulates they breathe into their lungs, especially if they are near dust-prone locations.

    Particulate matter is made up of tiny specks of soot, dust, and aerosols that are suspended in the air we breathe. Particulate matter can come from either combustion (cars, industry, fires) or dust from disturbed land that becomes airborne with high winds.

    PDEQ monitors air pollution in our region at 18 air quality monitoring sites. Up-to-the-hour air pollution levels are available online at the PDEQ website www.airinfonow.org.

    Sign up now to receive Air Quality Advisories and other Pima County Department of Environmental Quality notices via email. Be one of the first to know when the Tucson/Eastern Pima County area is experiencing poor air quality. As an added benefit, you will also receive occasional notices of special PDEQ services and activities available in our community to improve air quality and the environment.