AIR QUALITY REMAINS AT MODERATE LEVELS AND WILL LIKELY CONTINUE TO BE A SOURCE OF HEALTH ISSUES FOR SOME

Saharan Dust Air Quality Bulletin Issued By The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Service

Monday 2 September 2019

Air Quality Index (AQI) Based on Particulate Matter 2.5 (PM2.5) and 10 (PM10) Concentration

Synopsis: The AQI remains at moderate levels, as a result of Saharan dust. This will keep the risks elevated for health problems for unusually sensitive people, such as asthmatics.

The worst of it will be over the next 24 hours.
Alert Level: II

Location: Antigua and Barbuda

AQI: 50 to 60

AQI category: Moderate

Timing: Until Tuesday

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: ANTIGUA MET SERVICES, Dale Destin

 

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