PHOENIX — Strong winds that are expected to stir up dust have prompted
environmental regulators to issue a high pollution advisory for fine particulate
matter Wednesday in metro Phoenix.
The poor air quality also has led regulators to bar people in Maricopa County
from starting wood-burning fires on Wednesday.
Regulators said people with respiratory problems should avoid outdoor
Other recommended steps included avoiding the use of leaf blowers and
High pollution advisories are issued when particulate matter levels are
expected to exceed federal health standards for air quality.