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Blowing dust lowers air quality in Nipomo, Oceano Dunes area

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SLO County Air Pollution Control District

NIPOMO, Calif. - The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District announced that blowing dust and sand has caused deteriorating air quality in the Oceano Dunes and Nipomo Mesa area on Tuesday.

This blowing dust and sand is forecasted to occur from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. with the dust peaking between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Very sensitive residents such as infants, children and adults with respiratory or heart conditions may be adversely impacted by the dust.

The APCD is advising the public to reschedule outdoor activities to occurr when there is no visible dust in the air.

If dust is visible, adults and children are advised to avoid strenuous outdoor activity and remain indoors as much as possible.

If you experience a health problem in an area with blowing dust and sand, you should contact your doctor.

SLO County APCD siad it will continue to closely monitor air pollution levels throughout the region.

Visit the APCD website to see current air quality conditions, forecasts for SLO County and to see if you are in the impacted zone for blowing dust.

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