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Pollution warning issued for Arizona on Thursday

PHOENIX — Those who are sensitive to air pollution may want to consider staying indoors on Thursday.

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality issued a “health watch,” meaning the highest concentrations of pollution may approach the maximum permitted by the federal government.

While most outdoor activities should be fine for most people, those sensitive to poor air conditions should consider staying indoors.

The department asked Arizonans to stabilize loose soils, consider carpooling and avoid kicking up dust or using gas-powered outdoor equipment.

There is also a restriction in place on using woodburning fireplaces, including businesses that have open burn permits.

Thursday is expected to be breezy, as a front moves into the state.

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