PERSONS WITH RESPIRATORY CHALLENGES SHOULD TAKE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES FROM SAHARAN DUST

SAHARAN DUST AIR QUALITY BULLETIN ISSUED BY THE ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES

SYNOPSIS: A fresh surge of Saharan dust has caused the AQI to drop to moderate levels. This will increase the risk of health problems for unusually sensitive people, such as asthmatics. The worst AQI is expected TODAY Tuesday, July 10th, 2019.

Alert Level: II
AQI: 50 to 80
AQI category: Moderate

Timing: Until Wednesday

Sensitive groups: People with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly and children are the groups
most at risk.

Health implications: Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants, there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.

Caution: Unusually sensitive people such as active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should limit prolonged or heavy exertion.

Keep monitoring.

SOURCE: Dale Destin, Antigua and Barbuda Meteroloigical Services.

 

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