Valley under health watch, 'no burn' ban - Ahwatukee Foothills News: Valley And State

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
Logout|My Dashboard

Valley under health watch, 'no burn' ban

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Thursday, December 9, 2010 2:53 pm

For the second week in a row, the Valley will end the work week under a health watch for fine particulate matter pollution.

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued the health watch for Friday because PM-2.5 levels may exceed federal standards.

Because of the health watch, the Maricopa County Air Quality Department will issue No Burn Day restrictions on Friday from midnight to midnight. The ban includes using fireplaces, fire pits or open outdoor burning.

Particulate matter can aggravate existing respiratory issues such as asthma. It comes from either combustion (cars, industry, woodburning) or dust stirred up into the air.

To report an air quality problem or polluter, call (602) 372-2703, or file a complaint online at under the "contact us" tab.

  • Discuss

Facebook on Facebook

Twitter on Twitter


Subscribe to via RSS

RSS Feeds


Creature Feature — Arabian Oryx

Did you know the Phoenix Zoo helped save the Arabian Oryx from extinction? Operation Oryx star...

2016 World Championship Hoop Dance Contest

By Coleton Berry, Special to GetOut On Feb. 13-14, at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, dancers from v...

2016 Arizona state wrestling parade of champions

2016 Arizona state wrestling parade of champions