Road dust advisory in effect for Vernon

Officials have issued a special air quality statement for Vernon because of road dust. Megan Turcato / Global News

Officials have issued a road dust advisory in Vernon that’s expected to last until there’s precipitation, dust suppression or a change in traffic patterns, according to Environment Canada.

The advisory warns that dust levels tend to be highest around busy roads and industrial operations.

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Environment Canada says pregnant women, babies, the elderly and people with respiratory conditions or infections, including COVID-19, should be particularly concerned about exposure.

“Persons with chronic underlying medical conditions or acute infections should postpone or reduce strenuous exercise until the advisory is lifted,” according to the advisory.

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The statement also says anyone with eye or throat irritation, chest discomfort, shortness of breath, a cough or wheezing should follow the advice of their health care provider.

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