Antigua and Barbuda: The Meteorological Department has issued a cyclone warning on August 28, 2022. The department has issued a level-II alert from Monday afternoon until Thursday.
Between the estimated time, the expected air quality index will range between 51 to 80.
The announcement by the department read, “The air quality is forecast to fall to moderate levels as a result of particulate matters 2.5 and 10, associated with a fresh surge in the Saharan Dust.”
“The threat of health problems is expected to increase, mainly for the asthmatics and people suffering from respiratory problems. It could potentially cause them limited health impacts,” the meteorological department further informed.
As per the warning by the department sensitive groups – people with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly and children are the groups most at risk and are advised not to go out to ignore complications. Furthermore, the Meteorological Department asserted and announced cautions, which read, “Active children and adults, and people with respiratory diseases, such as asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion.”
The health implications issued stated that the air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants, there may be moderate health concerns for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.