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Ozone pollution advisory issued Tuesday for metro Phoenix

Posted at 10:26 PM, Aug 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-13 01:26:00-04

PHOENIX (AP) - For the second consecutive day, environmental regulators have issued an ozone pollution advisory for metro Phoenix.

The latest advisory was issued because the Phoenix area is expected to exceed the federal health standard for air quality on Tuesday.

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality officials issued three such advisories in consecutive days last week.

They recommend people with respiratory problems limit their outdoor activities on days of elevated ozone levels.

People are encouraged to drive only when necessary, use carpools or public transportation and avoid using gas-powered lawn equipment and drive-thru lines.

Ozone forms when vehicle exhaust and chemical solvents combine with heat and sunlight.