Brace yourself for roiling dust

February 8th, 2013 at 2:32 pm by under Latest Posts

Metro Albuquerque may find itself cloaked in dust Saturday as a passing cold front kicks up nasty winds.

The Albuquerque Environmental Health Department is warning a “blowing dust event” is likely to begin late in the morning and continue into the afternoon.

At their worst such events can cause problems for people with health issues such as asthma, chronic bronchitis and other respiratory and heart diseases, according to the department.

Precautions include:

  • 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.

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