State issues high pollution advisory for Phoenix

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PHOENIX -- A high pollution advisory has been issued by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality for the Phoenix area for Wednesday.

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What does ozone pollution mean to you? - Maricopa County has been under an Ozone Health Watch all week. azfamily.com's April Warnecke gets the lowdown on what the means to you from the Maricopa County Air Quality Department.

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A rapid increase in ozone levels and a corresponding decline in afternoon winds led to the advisory. The conditions are expected to cause unhealthy levels of ozone.

As a result, the Maricopa County Air Quality Department is enforcing a mandatory "No Burn Day" restriction for Maricopa County from midnight to midnight Wednesday.

ADEQ recommends that children and adults with respiratory problems avoid outdoor activities after noon on Wednesday. It suggests the general public limit outdoor activity during the afternoon, when ozone concentrations will be peaking.

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