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PDEQ issues another air quality advisory

PDEQ issues another air quality advisory

By Ina Ronquillo. CREATED May 1, 2014

PIMA COUNTY, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality is continuing the air quality advisory that was issued yesterday due to elevated levels of wind-generated particulate matter.

Beth Gorman with PDEQ tells KGUN9 that people 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.

Those most at risk may feel better if they avoid outside exercise today, stay inside as much as possible, and keep windows and doors closed to help reduce exposure to particulate matter, said Gorman.

PDEQ monitors air pollution in our region at 17 air quality monitoring sites.

Up-to-the-hour air pollution levels are available online at the PDEQ website www.airinfonow.org or by calling the PDEQ hotline at (520) 882-4AIR.
 
The public can sign up to receive Air Quality Advisories and other Pima County Department of Environmental Quality notices directly via email.

Ina Ronquillo

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Ina is a Southern Arizona native. She graduated from Nogales High School and then received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona with a double major in Media Arts and Communication.