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PDEQ issues air quality advisory

PDEQ issues air quality advisory

CREATED Mar 7, 2012

Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo

PIMA COUNTY, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality has issued an air quality advisory.

Beth Gorman with PDEQ tells KGUN9 the dry conditions and wind gusts forecast at up to 50 miles per hour will likely cause high levels of airborne particulate matter.

Particulate matter is made up of the tiny specks of soot, dust, and aerosols that are suspended in the air we breathe.

Anyone with heart disease and respiratory sensitivities may wish to reduce their exposure to outside are. If you need to go outside, it is suggested you reduce your level of exertion to decrease the amount of particulates you breathe into your lungs.

This advisory will be in effect for 24-hours.