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. 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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