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Saharan dust to impact air quality for ‘next few days’– DDM

- persons with respiratory & heart diseases urged to take caution
May 19th, 2022 | Tags: Saharan dust DDM Asthma respiratory illness BVI
A fresh surge of Saharan Dust over the Virgin Islands (VI) will bring the threat of elevated health problems mainly to sensitive people, such as asthmatics according to information for the Department of Disaster Management (DDM). Photo: VINO/File
A model of the Saharan Dust currently impacting the tropical regions and travelling into the United States. Photo: Fox News
A model of the Saharan Dust currently impacting the tropical regions and travelling into the United States. Photo: Fox News
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A fresh surge of Saharan dust over the Virgin Islands (VI) will bring the threat of elevated health problems mainly to sensitive people, such as asthmatics, according to information for the Department of Disaster Management (DDM).

In a May 18, 2022, update, the DDM warned that the condition is expected to be affecting the VI for the next few days going into the weekend.

According to the DDM, people with respiratory and heart diseases including the elderly and children are at risk the most.

The Department said that during dust events where concentrations are high, people are advised to limit dust entering their system as best as possible through the use of masks and protective eyewear and added that any mask that filters small particles should be used, such as Surgical masks, N95, P95 and P99.

“The conditions of the constant dusty flow can cause allergic reactions like itchy and watery eyes, runny nose, scratchy throat, dry cough, post-nasal drainage, and sneezing," the department said.

Use humidifiers - DDM 

More guidelines warned that for those who suffer from congestion, dry cough, and sneezing, doctors recommend creating a more humid environment through a humidifier or inhaling steam as you lean over a container of hot water, taking slow and deep breaths.

“For those that suffer from sore throats, in addition to medication if the case is severe, using two teaspoons of honey can aid in the soothing of your throat.”

The DDM said that remaining hydrated is also important, “Using fresh aloe gel, mixed with fresh citrus juice provides for a great dust remedy. The anti-inflammatory agents can soothe irritation in the throat and nose, especially if you’ve been coughing.”

16 Responses to “Saharan dust to impact air quality for ‘next few days’– DDM ”

  • Oops... (19/05/2022, 11:43) Like (8) Dislike (5) Reply
    Thought it was the Pockwood Pond incinerator at it again.
  • Mask (19/05/2022, 12:23) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Now is the time to wear the mask. The dust particles are large and will not penetrate. Those with asthma or respiratory problems, heart disease would greatly benefit.
  • Really (19/05/2022, 12:27) Like (8) Dislike (16) Reply
    If you think it's the Sahara dust your fully dumb. So the dust is all over the world WOW. Depopulation at it's best. This pollution is very bad. Chem trail planes at night is working over time. Everyone should be worried about this poison being sprayed into the air buy all governments. The burning if the trash is to cause cancer so why is the government still calling the shots to do this. Elite script is what the government is using. They are all brainless controlled puppets. No government can prove me wrong because you can see no changes beside house,bars, supermarket,clothes store. What is from the government? They don't even own a building that they are renting. Why are they renting space,but building a beach carrot bay when they could use that money for something else
  • WOW (19/05/2022, 12:32) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    I shoulda never wash my car yesterday ????????‍♂️????????‍♂️
  • Coviddust (19/05/2022, 12:35) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Then y'all same yones will bawl out rise in covid, strups
  • WOW (19/05/2022, 13:04) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Sahara smelling like burn plastic and do
  • cocoa bay pon top ah yaws (19/05/2022, 14:45) Like (25) Dislike (1) Reply
    Senegal dust plus karvin smoke
  • Xxx (19/05/2022, 14:55) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    Man everyday there is something father please come for your world
  • Tired (19/05/2022, 15:06) Like (21) Dislike (1) Reply
    Tired of been sensored. Let's see if this one makes it. The jab ant doing the work fast enough so they are in exellerating mode. Why are out leaders allowing this. There is a great flood on its way. We the ppl must repent and bow out knees to Yesua our Massiah. The land must be clensed by the precious blood of our Massiah.
  • tola (19/05/2022, 16:16) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    That's why my sinus acting up strupes
  • science boy science (19/05/2022, 22:01) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    VIP better pay that man his 83 thou fast
  • NezRez (19/05/2022, 22:48) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    It is irritating my eyes.
  • Monkeypox (20/05/2022, 01:11) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    That’s the next plague they sending yup man made...
    Play dumb and blind.


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