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AIR QUALITY ALERT
AZC027-260100-

AIR QUALITY ALERT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ
1053 AM MST FRI APR 24 2015

...HIGH POLLUTION ADVISORY FOR YUMA COUNTY SATURDAY...

AN AIRBORNE COARSE PARTICLE HIGH POLLUTION ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED
FOR YUMA COUNTY FOR SATURDAY.

AN EPISODE OF STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS IS FORECAST TO GENERATE
WIDESPREAD BLOWING DUST THAT MAY RESULT IN LOCAL COARSE PARTICLE
CONCENTRATIONS THAT POSE A HEALTH RISK. ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS
INCREASE AS AIR QUALITY DETERIORATES.

COARSE PARTICULATE MATTER - ALSO KNOWN AS PM-10 - IS AN AIR
CONTAMINANT THAT CAN AGGRAVATE HEART AND LUNG DISEASE CONDITIONS...
ESPECIALLY IN OLDER ADULTS...CHILDREN...AND THOSE WITH ASTHMA. A
DECREASE IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IS RECOMMENDED.

CONSOLIDATE YOUR TRAVEL...STABILIZE LOOSE SOILS...SLOW DOWN OR AVOID
TRAVEL ON DIRT ROADS...REDUCE OR ELIMINATE FIREPLACE USE...AND AVOID
USING GAS-POWERED LAWN EQUIPMENT.

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