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    Map of area 
    May 16, 2022 - Pima County Department of Environmental Quality (PDEQ) has received an air quality permit application from Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) for a new ethylene oxide sterilization facility in Tucson. read more 
    HPA triangle 
    May 13, 2022 - High ground-level ozone air pollution for the Tucson metro area 
    HPA triangle 
    May 06, 2022 - If sensitive to ozone, limit your level of exertion outside 
    Apr 04, 2022 - Pima County DEQ launches #ThisIsCleanAir Challenge  
    Enjoy biking safely 
    Mar 24, 2022 - PDEQ Clean Air Program celebrates People on the Move for Health, Wellness, and Planet at Cyclovia. 
    Downtown Links project 
    Mar 10, 2022 - Goal is providing good return on investment to County taxpayers. 
    Love the air 
    Feb 14, 2022 - This Valentine’s Day, let's give a little love to our air and start a healthy habit that is good for your heart and lungs. Air pollution, in the form of fine particulates, can travel into the bloodstream, damage blood vessels, and ultimately impact blood pressure and heart function. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on the importance of lung health and reducing air pollution is essential for maintaining it, especially for the most vulnerable populations. According to the American Lung Association, higher levels of air pollution can contribute to worse health outcomes from COVID-19, including higher death rates. 
    tire piles 
    Jan 12, 2022 - County residents may take their vehicle tires to be recycled for free to the Pima County Waste Tire Collection facility at 5301 W. Ina Road.  
    Youth for Blue Skies 
    Jan 11, 2022 - The Pima County Department of Environmental (PDEQ) launches a new partnership with Ironwood Tree Experience (ITE) to develop an environmental program for young people called Youth for Blue Skies. Ironwood Tree Experience is a Tucson-based non-profit organization that specializes in creating programs that encourage youth to discover the natural world and be stewards of their environment.