Air quality advisory issued for dust beginning this afternoon
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Clark County Department of Air Quality has issued an air quality advisory for dust beginning this afternoon.
At this time, unhealthy levels are not occurring but the DAQ is asking construction sites in the valley and outlying areas to take precautions against blowing dust.
Airborne dust is a form of inhalable air pollution called particulate matter, which aggravates respiratory diseases such as bronchitis and asthma. If you are experiencing breathing difficulties or medical conditions that you think
are related to air quality, see your doctor.
Detailed air quality conditions are posted in the monitoring section of the DAQ website. You can receive free air quality forecasts and advisories via e-mail or text message through Enviroflash service. Subscription information is available at www.enviroflash.org. Residents are encouraged
to call Air Quality’s dust-complaint hotline at (702) 385-DUST to report excessive amounts of blowing dust.
The advisory has been issued through tonight.