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Posted: Friday, December 3, 2010 4:43 pm | Updated: 11:02 am, Tue Dec 7, 2010.

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued a high pollution advisory for Saturday and Sunday. The advisory follows Friday's air quality health watch.

Stagnant air from current weather conditions means little will change over the next few days, spurring the high pollution advisory. People with compromised immune systems or respiratory issues should limit time outdoors.

That also means the county's No Burn Day policy will be in place until 12 a.m. Monday for residences and businesses.

Inspectors will be in the community to enforce the restriction. This restriction also includes individuals and businesses that have permits for open burning.

"This collective pollution activity increases the particulates in our air and has a serious impact on our health," points out Maricopa County Air Quality Department Director Bill Wiley. "Using a fireplace or outdoor fire pit is a matter of personal choice and one we can control with the help of every individual. Please join us in this effort by keeping your fireplace dark on a No Burn Day."

 

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