The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Ozone High Pollution Advisory issued for the Greater Phoenix Area has been extended through the weekend, Saturday, Aug. 1 and Sunday, Aug. 2.
This means that forecast weather conditions combined with existing ozone levels are expected to result in local maximum 8-hour ozone concentrations that pose a health risk. Adverse health effects increase as air quality deteriorates.
Ozone is an air contaminant which can cause breathing difficulties for children as well as persons with respiratory problems. A decrease in physical activity is recommended.
If it is a regularly scheduled work day, you are urged to car pool, telecommute or use mass transit.
The use of gasoline-powered equipment should be reduced or done late in the day.
Maricopa County has also issued its air quality restrictions regarding wood burning.
For details on this High Pollution Advisory for Maricopa County, visit the ADEQ internet site at azdeq.gov or call 602-771-2300.