SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – The New Mexico Environment Department is advising the citizens of Doña Ana and Luna Counties of the potential risks associated with dust storms.
In the Doña Ana and Luna County area, high winds are most common during the spring.
Inhaling dust can irritate the lungs and trigger asthma attacks, as well as allergic reactions. For people who already suffer from these conditions, dust can cause serious breathing problems. Dust can also cause coughing, wheezing and runny noses. Breathing large amounts of dust for prolonged periods can result in chronic breathing and lung problems
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