According to DDM, the air quality has again dropped to moderate levels, as a result of an increase in particulate matters 2.5 and 10 associated with Saharan Dust, streaming across the area. The threat of health problems, for mainly usually sensitive people, such as asthmatics, is again elevated. Further reduction of the air quality is not expected, at this time. It is more likely to fluctuate between moderate and good air quality levels, for much of the week.
Air quality index: 40 to 75
Alert Level: II
Sensitive groups: People with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly and children are the groups most at risk.
Health implications: Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
Caution: Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion.
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