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Tucson schools raise flags for air quality awareness

Posted at 2:48 PM, Apr 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-22 17:48:57-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — For the first time in Pima County, four school campuses raised brightly colored flags to raise awareness of air quality conditions within the community.

It's all part of the Arizona Air Quality flag program.

It helps school officials make choices to protect children and staff when air quality conditions are poor.

Craycroft, Davidson, Ironwood and Rattlesnake Ridge elementary schools will all fly flags this week.

Each school day flags matching the colors of the air quality index will be raised.

Green flags represent good air quality, yellow is for moderate and orange means unhealthy for sensitive groups.