Dust advisory for April 7

Dust advisory for April 7
Posted at 4:53 PM, Apr 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-06 19:53:57-04

Residents should be careful about elevated levels of dust blowing around the Las Vegas valley on Saturday.

The Clark County Department of Air Quality issued a dust advisory for April 7 due to expected high winds.

Those with heart or respiratory diseases, along with older adults and children, are advised to stay indoors. They're more susceptible to a form of inhalable air pollution called particulate matter.

The Department of Air Quality also offered the following tips for Las Vegas residents: 

  • Limit outdoor exertion on windy days when dust is in the air. Exercise, for example, makes you breathe heavier and increases the number of particulates you are likely to inhale.
  • Keep windows and doors closed.
  • Run your air conditioner inside your house and car to filter out particulates.
  • Consider changing your indoor air filters if they are dirty.
  • To keep dust down, 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.
  • Call Air Quality’s dust-complaint hotline at 702-385-DUST (3878) to report excessive amounts of blowing dust from construction sites, vacant lots or facilities.