Montserrat Air Quality dips again to moderate levels due to a fresh surge in Saharan Dust particles and emissions from the volcano in La Palma, Canary Islands reaching the area, but the dust dominates!

That’s according to an Air Quality Bulletin, recently issued by the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services.

It states that the air quality is down to moderate levels as a result of particulate matters 2.5 and 10, associated primarily with a fresh surge in Saharan Dust and that there’s high confidence that emissions from the volcano in La Palma, Canary Islands are also reaching the area; however, but the Dust dominates.

The Meteorological Agency has cautioned that the threat of health problems will become elevated for mainly unusually sensitive people, such as asthmatics and could potentially cause them limited impacts.

Air quality index: 50 to 80

Alert Level: II

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: Active children and adults, and people with respiratory diseases, such as asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion.

The Disaster Management Coordination Agency is urging residents with respiratory and heart diseases to have their medications on hand at all times, wear a mask when outdoors and keep windows and doors closed.

Air Quality Bulletin: Dale Destin

Photo Credits: SkyTower

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