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Updated Jul 19, 2013 - 9:20 am

Ozone health watch extended for metro Phoenix

PHOENIX — For the second straight day, environmental regulators have
issued an ozone health watch for metropolitan Phoenix on Friday.

County officials said the watch was issued because pollution levels could
approach the federal health standard for air quality.

People who are unusually sensitive to air quality should consider limiting
their time outdoors, because ozone can irritate the lungs and aggravate existing
health conditions such as asthma.

Authorities recommended that people avoid waiting in their cars at drive-thru
restaurants, unplug electronic devices and appliances that aren’t being used, and fuel their cars after dark or during cooler evening hours.

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