Sahara Dust

There is a haze over Kingston right now, floating above the mountains and filtering the sunlight. It is apparently a dust storm that has made its way over from Africa. The Washington Post wrote a story about this relatively regular weather event last year. Check it out here. Meanwhile, we haven’t heard much from local authorities about it. Shouldn’t there be warnings for the elderly, young children and those with illnesses? Apparently it can cause respiratory distress and has been known to exacerbate asthma in young children.

5 thoughts on “Sahara Dust

  1. My baby and i developed this severe throat infection (no running nose) pain and fever had to go to the doctor, on antibiotics. We have allergies. Had to warn my aunt whose daughter is asthmatic. Think we should have gotten a little heads up to wear mask.

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