ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The City of Albuquerque’s Environmental Health Department has issued a health alert due to blowing dust.
The alert is in effect from 1:10 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
The Environmental Health Department is advising people with respiratory and heart diseases to limit outdoors activities. The department also provided the following guidelines:
- 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.