Health alert issued due to blowing dust

Blowing dust health alert

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Blowing dust has prompted the Environmental Health Department to issue an air quality alert for those with respiratory conditions.

The alert is in effect for Saturday June 14th from 1:45 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Those with respiratory issues are advised to use caution and limit outdoor activity. The Health Department also recommends the following precautions for those with respiratory conditions.

  • Keep windows and doors closed. If needed for comfort, use air conditioners or heating systems on recycle/recirculation mode.
  • If symptoms of heart or lung disease occur, (including shortness of breath, chest tightness, chest pain, palpitations or unusual fatigue) contact your health care provider.
  • Individuals with heart or lung disease should follow their health management plan from their health care provider.
  • Asthmatic individuals should follow a prescribed asthma management plan.
  • Avoid outdoor exercise.

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