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City of Goodyear, Arizona

Communications Office


For Immediate Release: July 26, 2010



Ozone health watch in effect Monday, July 26

GOODYEAR, ARIZ. (July 26, 2010)  Air quality forecasters expect ground level ozone pollution levels to increase today.  As a result, a health watch will be in effect until midnight. Goodyear Councilmember Joanne Osborne, an ambassador for the Clean Air Make More program, suggests following the organization's recommendations. Making the following tips part of your daily routine, especially during pollution advisories and health watches, will help make more clean air:

·         Fuel your vehicle after dark or during cooler evening hours.

·         Avoid waiting in long drive-thru lines-park your car and go inside the coffee shop, restaurant or bank.

·         Drive less. When possible, carpool, vanpool or use public transportation.
Delay big painting projects until high-pollution advisories or health watches have passed.

·         Use low-VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) or water-based paints, stains, finishes and paint strippers.

·         Make sure containers of household cleaners, paint, yard chemicals and other solvents are tightly sealed to prevent vapors from escaping into the air.

·         Conserve electricity by using CFL blubs, increasing the thermostat when you are not at home and installing sun-screens.

"Health Watch" means the highest concentration of pollution may approach the federal health standard. Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion during a health watch.

For more information or to download a free Clean Air Make More Desktop Widget visit



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City of Goodyear • 190 N. Litchfield Road • Goodyear AZ 85338 • Phone 623-932-3910 • Toll-Free 1-800-872-1749