City issues health alert for blowing dust Tuesday

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The City of Albuquerque has issued a health alert due to blowing dust.

The health alert will go into effect Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. and will remain in affect until Wednesday at 3:00 a.m.

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.

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