Dust Control/PM10 The brown cloud that hangs over the Phoenix Metropolitan Area consists primarily of dust particulate matter (PM10). The good news is that there are many easy things that you can do to help. Some of these include:
Reduce the number of trips you take in your car - such as carpooling to work.
Do not drive excessively on dirt roads or dirt shoulders.
Drive slowly on unpaved roads / shoulders.
Manage the use of leaf blowers, ATVs and other equipment that raise a lot of dust.
Maintain loose dirt areas within your property with vegetation, rock or water to encrust the surface.
Reduce fireplace and woodstove use, and do not use your wood-burning fireplace or stove on no-burn days. Do not burn leaves, trash or other materials.
Support laws, rules, and efforts to make our air healthier.