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Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2013 9:25 pm | Updated: 7:20 pm, Fri May 24, 2013.

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued an ozone health watch for Friday.

A health watch is issued when ozone levels are expected to approach federal health standards. Ozone is an invisible gas created when other pollutants in the air are heated by the sun.

The months of April through September make up our Valley’s longer-than-normal "ozone season."

During a health watch, the ADEQ suggests the community to:

· Avoid waiting in long drive-thru lines, for example, at coffee shops, fast-food restaurants or banks. Park your car and go inside.

· Unplug unused appliances.

· Fuel your vehicle after dark or during cooler evening hours.

· Connect your outdoor lights to a timer or use solar lighting.

· Learn more about air pollution at www.CleanAirMakeMore.com

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