Dusty Albuquerque under health alert

May 12, 2014 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque officials have issued a health alert because of dust caused by high winds throughout the city.

The city Environmental Health [auth] Department’s Air Quality Program put out an advisory Sunday, warning those with respiratory conditions to limit outdoor activity.

Officials say particulate pollution from dust could affect anyone suffering from asthma, chronic bronchitis or other respiratory and heart diseases.

Senior citizens and children should also consider activities indoors.

The department recommends keeping doors and windows closed and recirculating air.

The alert is in effect until 7 p.m.

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