- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 29, 2016

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - Yuma County residents with asthma and other breathing disorders should avoid the outdoors today.

The National Weather Service has issued a high pollution advisory in the area over strong and gusty winds that are generating blowing dust and coarse particles.

The NWS says this poses a health risk and can aggravate heart and lung disease conditions, especially in older adults, children and those with asthma. It recommends decreased physical activity.

The advisory recommends residents avoid dirt roads along with fireplaces and gas-powered lawn equipment.

The advisory is for Tuesday.

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