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18 May 2012 08:11
Wildfires blew smoke pollution into Phoenix
Pollution levels were raised to Health Watch status around tourist hotspots in Arizona after smoke from wildfires was blown into the Phoenix area.
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) said the same-day Health Watch alert for fine Particulate Matter-2.5 had been issued after smoke from the Sunflower fire south of Payson was blown by northerly winds into the Phoenix metropolitan area.
The alert was in place until Tuesday and also concerned smoke from the Gladiator fire near Crown King moving towards the area.
Due to prevailing winds, places such as Cave Creek and Humboldt Mountain were due to bear the brunt of high ozone problems, said the ADEQ, making
medical travel insurance a must for those with conditions such as asthma visiting the area.
In a statement ADEQ said an Ozone Health Watch had been extended into Tuesday, adding that five area ozone monitors had registered unhealthy concentrations on Sunday.
But the body added that ozone levels were forecast to fall slightly in most parts of the metropolitan area from Tuesday.
19 January 2017
Nearly 1,000 people have had their holidays in Gambia cut short amid growing political unrest in the African state.
18 January 2017
Researchers at Cambridge University may have made a breakthrough in the treatment of Parkinson's disease, according to preliminary findings.
17 January 2017
Stansted Airport has made a bid to become Britain's next hub for long-haul travel, as passengers are promised seamless connection facilities and baggage transfer.
13 January 2017
Long-term goals such as travelling more and visiting new places have come above healthy eating and changing jobs in a list of the top New Year's resolutions.
14 January 2017
Some of the biggest airports in the UK have been forced to cancel flights as snow and blizzard conditions sweep parts of the country.
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24 December 2016
Planned strikes by British Airways cabin crew on Christmas Day and Boxing Day have been suspended amid continuing industrial unrest ahead of the weekend break.
11 January 2017
A connection between diabetes and inflection in children could be a major breakthrough in developing a cure for type 1 diabetes, according to new research.
10 January 2017
A new trial aimed at tackling widespread loneliness among older people is successfully reducing isolation using community-based tactics, a report shows.
07 January 2017
People may be able to enjoy better brain health in later life by following a Mediterranean diet, research has suggested.
06 January 2017
Many Britons plan to cut down on the costs of their holidays in 2017, as part of their financial resolutions for the New Year.
05 January 2017
Holidaymakers have been encouraged to make the most of the fact 2017 boasts a pair of bank holiday weekends just two weeks apart.