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.