The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality is issuing an air quality advisory for Monday and Tuesday.
Sunny skies and light winds contribute to ground-level ozone pollution.
PDEQ is advising anyone with sensitivity to ozone to stay inside as much as possible between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m.
The ozone levels could also make it harder to breathe during vigorous physical activity.
Tips for reducing ground-level ozone pollution include:
Reduce driving - combine errands into one trip, ride the bus, bike, walk or share rides
Avoid idling your vehicle’s engine. Refrain from long drive-thru lines - park and go inside instead
Re-fuel your car after 6 p.m. when fumes are less likely to form ozone
While re-fueling, always stop at the click
Make sure your gas cap is tightly sealed after re-fueling
Check your tire pressure monthly to reduce gasoline use and associated pollution
Use low VOC or water-based paints, stains, finishes and paint strippers
Avoid using gas-powered lawn and gardening equipment
Conserve electricity to reduce emissions from power plants
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