Air pollution warning issued due to dust storms

The Environmental Protection Ministry issued an advisory notice Saturday night warning young and elderly asthma sufferers, people suffering from heart disorders and pregnant women against doing strenuous activities due to severe dust storms originating from Africa. On Saturday night, air pollution levels reached 20 percent above the national average for the current season, Israel Radio reported. The dust is set to be washed away by rain which is expected to sweep across the country from Sunday afternoon until Monday.