Air Quality Advisory issued Friday through Saturday for dust due to high winds

Air Quality Advisory issued Friday through Saturday for dust due to high winds

Air Quality Advisory issued Friday through Saturday for dust due to high winds 12/01/16 (KNSV)

Clark County’s Department of Air Quality (DAQ) has issued a dust advisory for the morning of December 2, through the afternoon of Saturday, December 3; advising residents and local construction sites of the possibility of elevated levels of blowing dust due to the forecast of high winds in the area.

At this time, unhealthy levels of dust are not occurring.

Airborne dust is a form of inhalable air pollution called particulate matter or PM, which aggravates respiratory diseases. Under windy conditions, it may be best for sensitive groups such as children with asthma or bronchitis, the elderly and people with lung or heart disease to stay indoors.

Clark County Air Quality officials will continue to monitor conditions and will post an update on the forecast page of the DAQ website if necessary.

Other tips to keep dust down include:

• Drive slowly on unpaved roads.

• Don’t take short cuts across vacant lots.

• Ride off-road vehicles in approved areas outside the urban Las Vegas Valley.

• Keep windows closed. Run your air conditioner inside your house and car to filter out particulates.

• Consider changing your indoor air filters if they are dirty.

• Limit outdoor exertion on windy days with dust is in the air. Exercise, for example, makes you breathe heavier and increases the number of particulates you are likely to inhale.

Published at Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:35:18 +0000

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