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Arizona air quality officials issue ozone advisory for Phoenix area

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PHOENIX – Arizona environmental regulators issued a high pollution advisory for ozone in metro Phoenix on Thursday.

The state Department of Environmental Quality officials advised people limit their outdoor activity for a second straight day while the advisory is in effect.

Children and adults with respiratory problems are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of air pollution.

Exposure to ozone can increase the number and severity of asthma attacks, and cause or aggravate bronchitis or other lung disease in those with respiratory problems, such as asthma and bronchitis.


Symptoms may include itchy eyes, nose, and throat, wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath and chest pain.

Generally, the highest levels of ozone are found in the afternoon.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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