Today is World Asthma Day. If you have asthma, you’re among the millions of people more at risk from both particle pollution and ozone. Here’s why: particle pollution can penetrate deep into the lungs, aggravating lung disease, triggering asthma attacks and bronchitis, and increasing susceptibility to respiratory infections. Ozone can inflame the airways, reduce lung function and make people more sensitive to allergens – all of which can be problems for people with asthma.
Read more on the Air Now website.
Clean Air Make More is an educational outreach initiative created to inform Maricopa County residents about air pollution challenges we face in the county and provide them with the tools they need to take action. Created by the Maricopa County Air Quality Department and funded through fines collected from air quality violations, the primary focus of Clean Air Make More is to reduce the number of days this region exceeds the federal health standard for air pollution. This site will provide you with information on the air quality forecast, current restrictions, no burn day restrictions, air quality news, upcoming events and ways to reduce air pollution. To learn more or download the Clean Air Make More App visit www.CleanAirMakeMore.com/app.