- Associated Press - Friday, May 1, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - A high pressure system moving into metro Phoenix has prompted environmental regulators to issue a high pollution advisory for ozone on Friday.

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality says the pressure will affect air flow in the area and lead to higher than normal temperatures.

The Maricopa County Air Quality Department will enforce mandatory no-burn restrictions.

Regulators say children and adults with respiratory issues should avoid outdoor activities.

Businesses that do dust-generating operations should take steps to control dust such as not using leaf blowers on government property.

Other tips include driving as little as possible and refueling vehicles after dark.

High pollution advisories are given when particulate matter levels are expected to exceed federal health standards for air quality.

In Phoenix, the “ozone season” lasts from April until October.

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