Environment Protection Ministry advises sensitive population groups to stay inside due to dust

September 8, 2015 14:52


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Due to the dust storm, by about 2 p.m. on Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Ministry – in consultation with the Health Ministry – went so far as to recommend that sensitive population members, such as the elderly and people with breathing conditions, stay inside entirely in certain areas: the Golan Heights, the Upper and Lower Galilee, Jerusalem, Gush Etzion, the Jordan Valley, the eastern Negev Desert and the Arava Desert.

The recommendations were based on the fact that particulate matter levels were more than five times the ministry's "alert values."

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