Daily Journal masthead

Metropolitan Phoenix is under ozone health watch for 2nd straight day


PHOENIX — For the second straight day, metropolitan Phoenix is under an ozone health watch.

Environmental regulators issued the health watch for both Friday and Saturday.

A health watch is issued when ozone levels are expected to approach federal health standards.

Ozone can irritate the lungs and aggravate existing health conditions such as asthma.

Officials say people who are unusually sensitive to air quality should consider limiting their time outdoors.

People are asked to fuel their vehicles after dark or during cooler hours and avoid waiting in long drive-thru lines.

Ozone is an invisible gas created when other pollutants in the air — such as those created by combustion — are heated by the sun.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.

We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)


Follow Daily Journal:

All content copyright ©2015 Daily Journal, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.