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City issues health alert due to blowing dust

Updated: 05/11/2014 1:15 PM | Created: 05/11/2014 12:57 PM
By: Steve Mieczkowski, KOB.com

The city of Albuquerque has issued a health alert for dust in the air until 7 p.m.

People with asthma or other chronic respiratory disease, heart disease, adults age 65 and over, young children and pregnant women should avoid outdoor activities.

Everyone else should minimize outdoor activities.

While these conditions persist, the following actions are recommended, especially for individuals sensitive to particulate pollution:

-Keep windows and doors closed. If needed for comfort, use air conditioners or heating systems on recycle/recirculation mode.  Avoid using swamp coolers that can circulate outdoor air inside.

-If symptoms of heart or lung disease occur, (including severe coughing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, chest pain, 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.


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