City issues health alert for blowing dust Friday night, Saturday morning

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The city of Albuquerque has issued a health alert due to blowing dust.

The health alert will go into effect Friday night at 9:00 and will remain in affect until 5:00 a.m. Saturday.

The Environmental Health Department recommends the following tips to those sensitive to blowing dust.

  • Keep windows and doors closed. If needed for comfort, use air conditioners or heating systems on recycle/re-circulation 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.