Dust Storm Health Warning

South West Hospital and Health Service have issued a warning for people with respiratory issues to keep a sharp eye to dust storms currently crossing the southwest.

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The they warn it may be sufficient to inflame an asthma attack or allergic reaction.

Bureau of Meteorology reports that the wind is following a line of storms and that’s driving the dusty conditions.

They say the dust is clearly visible on the satellite loop today and hazy conditions are possible as far east as Brisbane.

SWHHS is warning people with people with respiratory issues to stay indoors with windows and doors closed as dust moves in and to seek medical advice if they experience any adverse reactions, such as shortness of breath, prolonged coughing or wheezing.

Dust storms generally pose no serious health threat to those in good health, people with asthma, emphysema and other respiratory conditions may experience difficulties.