Another dust advisory issued in Vernon


VERNON - Just a couple days after lifting a dust advisory for the Vernon area, environment officials say levels are back up to concerning levels.

The Ministry of Environment, along with the Interior Health Authority, issued a dust advisory this morning, Feb. 28, just before 11:30 a.m., due to high concentrations of coarse particulates.

The latest advisory follows two others issued so far this year. The first advisory of the year was issued Jan. 31 and lifted on Feb. 3. Another was issued Feb. 23, and again on Feb. 25, and eventually lifted on Feb. 26.

Today’s advisory warns people with chronic underlying medical conditions to postpone strenuous exercise until conditions change.

The high concentration of dust is expected to last until there is a change in the weather.

Staying indoors and in air-conditioned spaces helps to reduce particulate exposure. Exposure is particularly a concern for infants, the elderly and those who have diabetes, and lung or heart disease, according to a bulletin from the Ministry of Environment.

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