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.