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CARPHA Warns Of Harmful Effects Of Saharan Dust

The Caribbean Public Health Agency is urging people to protect themselves against the adverse health effects of a Saharan dust plume covering many parts of the Caribbean.
 
In a statement, CARPHA noted that the Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology said it is highly likely that particulate matter levels will be above the 24-hour outdoor air quality guidelines as established by the World Health Organization.
 
Executive Director for CARPHA, Dr Joy St John says the air quality could be hazardous, especially to small children, older adults, and people with underlying lung conditions and chronic cardiopulmonary diseases.


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