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Air quality dust advisory issued for Sunday

Posted at 2:02 PM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-26 18:01:08-04

The Clark County Department of Environment and Sustainability has issued a dust advisory for June 28 to advise residents and local construction sites of the possibility of elevated levels of blowing dust due to the forecast of high winds in our area.

Airborne dust is a form of inhalable air pollution called particulate matter or PM, which aggravates respiratory diseases.

Under windy conditions people with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children may feel better staying indoors as much as possible because they could be at greater risk from particulates, especially when they are physically active, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

County Division of Air Quality (DAQ) officials will continue to monitor conditions and will post updates on the forecast page of the DAQ website.