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Mesa County Health Department has
banned non-Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved woodstove burning and
any agricultural burning to prevent air pollution from rising to unhealthy
levels in Mesa County. Residents will be notified when the restrictions are
lifted.
Increased concentrations of
particulate matter, small particle pollution, can have adverse effects on
sensitive groups of people, such as shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing.
People with heart or lung disease, older adults and children in Mesa County
should reduce prolonged or heavy indoor and outdoor exertion.
All agricultural burns should be
discontinued until further notice. No open burning should be taking place,
since permits aren’t issued during this season. Woodstoves must be approved by
the EPA in order to burn. If your woodstove doesn’t have an EPA sticker, do not burn.
Together, we can reduce contributions to
air pollution by making simple changes to our everyday lives:

  • Avoid vehicle
    idling.
  • Carpool when
    possible.
  • Combine errands
    into one trip.
  • Avoid waiting in
    drive-thru lines.