Health alert issued for South Valley because of blowing dust

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – They Environmental Health Department has issued a health alert for those with respiratory and heart conditions because of blowing dust. The alert has been issued for the South Valley from 10:00 p.m. Friday until 6:00 a.m. Saturday.

Officials are warning those with conditions such as asthma, chronic bronchitis and heart disease to take the necessary precautions to reduce their chances of exposure to the dust.

  • Keep windows and doors closed. If needed for comfort, use air conditioners or heating systems on recycle/recirculation mode.
  • Limit your time spent outdoors.
  • 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.

If you are experiencing respiratory or heart conditions contact a healthcare provider.

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