Trusted local news leader for Prescott area communities since 1882
Sun, July 21

Ozone pollution advisory issued Wednesday for metro Phoenix

Pictured is air pollution from Interstate-10 and I-17 in the morning haze above the area of downtown Phoenix. Environmental regulators issued an ozone pollution advisory for metro Phoenix on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. The advisory was issued because the Phoenix area is expected to exceed the federal health standard for air quality on Wednesday. (Courier file photo)

Pictured is air pollution from Interstate-10 and I-17 in the morning haze above the area of downtown Phoenix. Environmental regulators issued an ozone pollution advisory for metro Phoenix on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. The advisory was issued because the Phoenix area is expected to exceed the federal health standard for air quality on Wednesday. (Courier file photo)

PHOENIX — Environmental regulators have issued an ozone pollution advisory for metro Phoenix.

The advisory was issued because the Phoenix area is expected to exceed the federal health standard for air quality on Wednesday.

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality officials recommend that people with respiratory problems limit their outdoor activities on days of elevated ozone levels.

People are encouraged to drive only when necessary, use carpools or public transportation and avoid using gas-powered lawn equipment and drive-thru lines.

Ozone forms when vehicle exhaust and chemical solvents combine with heat and sunlight.

Contact

This Week's Circulars

To view money-saving ads...