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ADEQ issues health watch for Tuesday

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Posted: Monday, April 8, 2013 2:06 pm

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued a PM-10 health watch for Tuesday.

The health watch comes after Monday's particulate matter-10 high pollution advisory, which was sparked by blowing dust caused by winds up to 45 mph in the Valley.

A high pollution advisory is issued when particulate matter levels are expected to exceed federal standards. A health watch is issued when levels are expected to approach federal health standards.

During a health watch, the public is asked to:

Avoid activities that generate dust, such as driving on dirt roads.

Stabilize loose soils.

Eliminate fireplace and wood stove use.

Drive as little as possible: car pool, use public transit or telecommute. For information on transportation alternatives, visit Valley Metro: www.ValleyMetro.org or call (602)253-5000.

Avoid using gas-powered lawn and garden equipment.

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