Albuquerque extends air quality alert due to haze, smoke from forest fires

Albuquerque extends air quality alert due to haze, smoke from forest fires

09 June 2011

published by www.greenfieldreporter.com 


USA — ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The city of Albuquerque has extended its air quality warning until Monday.

The alert over the haze and smoke from Arizona’s wildfire was set to expire Thursday. But the city’s Environmental Health Department’s Air Quality Division says the warning has been extended until 11 a.m. Monday.

Health officials say when significant smoke and odor exist, residents should avoid physical activity outdoors. People with heart or lung disease, older adults and children should stay inside and keep activity levels low when they see or smell smoke.

Health officials say not to use swamp coolers and recommend HEPA filters for air conditioners. The department also advises against vacuuming, saying that can stir up particles already in the house.

 


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