High Pollution Advisory issued by ADEQ for Monday, Tuesday
PHOENIX — The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued a High Pollution Advisory in Maricopa County for Monday and Tuesday.
Ozone levels are expected to exceed the federal health standard, ADEQ said in a press release.
This can irritate the respiratory system, worsen asthma symptoms and impact the immune system’s ability to fight off respiratory problems.
Health problems include shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, headaches and throat and lung irritation.
ADEQ said the people most affected by ozone are children, senior citizens and people who work or exercise outdoors.
Employers and Travel Reduction Program Transportation Coordinators were recommended to activate their HPA Plans as soon as possible.
The organization advised the public to limit outdoor activity while this is in effect.
In addition, it recommended driving as little as possible or carpooling, re-fueling your vehicle after dark and avoiding long drive-thru lines.