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Health watch issued for Tuesday

(Source: CBS 5 News) (Source: CBS 5 News)

Officials in Maricopa County have issued a PM-10 health watch for Tuesday.

PM-10 stands for particulate matter measuring 10 microns or less. According to Pinal County, a PM-10 Health Watch means that the highest concentration of PM-10 may approach the federal health standard. [Click here for an updated air quality forecast]

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality recommends the following tips:

  • Avoid activities that generate dust, such as driving on dirt roads.
  • Stabilize loose soils.
  • Eliminate fireplace and wood stove use.
  • Drive as little as possible
  • Avoid using gas-powered lawn and garden equipment.

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