Health alert issued due to wind, dust


ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A health alert has been issued Wednesday by the Environmental Health Department’s Air Quality Program for those with respiratory conditions.

High winds and blowing dust expected in the state can contribute to pollution. Those with asthma, chronic bronchitis and other respiratory and heart diseases are encouraged to limit outdoor activity, according to the health department.

The department also suggests schools offer indoor activities for children to prevent them from getting sick. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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