The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) is cautioning that the Air Quality Index (AQI) has enlisted UNHEALTHY in Tobago, while in Trinidad, it has enrolled as MODERATE, because of the current Sahara Dust occasion.
This, as per the most recent readings taken at the EMA’s Monitoring Stations in Signal Hill and Point Lisas, separately, at 11:00am today, Monday 22 June 2020.
In a news discharge, the EMA clarifies that the Air Quality Index (AQI) is a number utilized by government offices to impart to the open how dirtied the air as of now is, or how contaminated it is estimate to turn into.
As indicated by EMA, as the AQI builds, an inexorably huge level of the populace is probably going to encounter progressively extreme unfavorable wellbeing impacts.
The EMA reports that the perusing from the Point Lisas Monitoring Station demonstrates a MODERATE status, with an AQI of 91.
It takes note of that respiratory indications are conceivable in uncommonly delicate people. It likewise cautions of conceivable disturbance of heart or lung malady in individuals with cardiopulmonary ailment and more seasoned grown-ups.
The EMA exhorts individuals in Trinidad who are uncommonly delicate to think about lessening drawn out or substantial effort.
As to the Signal Hill Monitoring Station, the EMA reports a status of UNHEALTHY, with an AQI of 154.
It takes note of that there could be expanded irritation of respiratory manifestations in touchy gatherings including more seasoned grown-ups, youngsters, and individuals with respiratory infirmities and sensitivities; expanded exacerbation of heart or lung sickness and untimely mortality in individuals with heart or lung infection; and expanded respiratory impacts when all is said in done populace.
The EMA additionally prompts individuals in Tobago with heart or lung illness, more established grown-ups, youngsters, and individuals with respiratory sicknesses and sensitivities to maintain a strategic distance from drawn out or overwhelming effort. It additionally asks every other person to lessen drawn out or overwhelming effort.