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Saharan dust cloud poses health risks for Georgians

June 29, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health is urging people, especially individuals with chronic lung conditions, to protect themselves from the Saharan dust cloud as it moves over Georgia.

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health is urging people, especially individuals with chronic lung conditions, to protect themselves from the Saharan dust cloud as it moves over Georgia.

The dust cloud is expected to be around for the next few days. The dust can cause eye, nose and throat irritation for anyone who comes in contact with it and may cause wheezing in people with allergies or asthma.

The best advice is to limit exposure to the dust and take precautions to protect your health:• If it appears hazy or dusty outside, limit outdoor activities such as yard work, exercise, children playing;• Wear a face mask outside to keep dust particles out of the nose and mouth and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19;• Pay attention to local air quality reports and news coverage related to the dust plume;

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Run an air conditioner if you have one, but keep the fresh-air intake closed;• Follow the advice of your doctor or other health care provider about medicines and condition management if you have asthma or another lung condition;• If you experience a medical emergency, call 911. Strong, warm winds over the Sahara desert typically kick up sand at this time of year and carry it thousands of miles across the Atlantic Ocean.

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