Health alert issued for blowing dust

Health alert issued for blowing dust

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – High winds and blowing dust have prompted a health alert from the Environmental Health Department on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m.

The department is encouraging those with asthma, chronic bronchitis and other respiratory and heart diseases to stay indoors. Children and elderly adults may also be affected negatively by the blowing dust, which may cause elevated levels of particulate pollution, according to the department.

People who experience shortness of breath, chest tightness, chest pain, palpitations or unusual fatigue are encouraged to contact their health providers.

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