Blowing dusts prompts health alert in Albuquerque

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Program has issued a health alert for the City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County due to blowing dust. The alert is effective as of Tuesday, February 27, from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Anyone with respiratory conditions is encouraged to limit outdoor activity.

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The city recommends taking the following steps during health alerts:

  • Limit time spent outdoors and avoid outdoor exercise
  • Keep windows and doors closed
  • Use air conditioners and heating systems in recirculation mode
  • Contact your health provider if you experience new shortness of breath, chest tightness, chest pain palpitations, or unusual fatigue

To learn more about Albuquerque’s health alerts, click here.

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