Persons Are Advised To Wear Face Masks As A Saharan Dust Plume Passes Through The Caribbean

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Persons Are Advised To Wear Face Masks As A Saharan Dust Plume Passes Through The Caribbean

A Saharan Dust plume’s transit through the Caribbean has resulted in decreased air quality.

The air quality is now moderate, according to the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Service, which issues weather advisories for the Leeward Island chain’s nations and territories. This is because of increasing particle matter brought on by a recent uptick in the Saharan Dust.

According to the Meteorological Service, “the threat of health issues is elevated, primarily for unusually sensitive people, such as asthmatics, and could potentially cause them limited health impacts.”

People who are allergic to dust are being advised by the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) to take steps to avoid becoming ill.

Wearing a mask when going outside is one of the safeguards.

According to the Fox News Saharan Dust tracker, a new dust plume will arrive in the next few days, which will cause the air quality to further deteriorate.