It's a yearly event and nothing to be concerned about. Why all the drama????
These are some recommendations for the arrival of Sahara dust on Tuesday to the DR.
Air quality in the country will be severely affected from Tuesday to the weekend by dust particles from Africa.
Pneumologists explain that the Sahara dust carries bacteria and spores, which can cause health problems, especially in people who suffer from allergies, are asthmatic or have some immunodeficiency.
The main recommendation is to use a mask or a wet cloth on the nose, in order to protect the respiratory tract.
Older children and adults are often the most susceptible to respiratory conditions, so they should not be exposed to overcrowded areas.
The eyes and skin may also be affected with conjunctivitis or contact dermatitis, respectively.
It is always advisable to consult with your doctor for any allergy you need.
During the period of dust particles in RD it is advisable not to be exposed for a long time in the open air, in addition to ingesting a lot of liquid because of the increase of the heat that will generate this phenomenon.
The best way to know that there is dust from the Sahara in the country is looking at the sky: if it is blue there is no dust, but if it is opaque, foggy or grayish, it is a sign of its presence.
How can Sahara dust come to the Caribbean?
The mechanism that causes the transport of this dust from the African continent is the effect of the strong wind that blows for several hours on the desert, generating sand storms that arrive until the coasts of the Atlantic Ocean. The smallest particles of dust and sand rise and are sometimes transported by trade winds to the Caribbean.
Wasn't this supposed to start yesterday? Anyone seeing more dust? I honestly can't tel., although we have a rather strange looking sky today.