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Pima County Department of Environmental Quality issues air quality advisory for ozone pollution

Posted: 3:24 PM, Apr 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-23 21:24:31Z

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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