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2 years 8 months ago

Blowing dust advisory for San Luis Valley

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has issued a Blowing Dust Advisory for Western Colorado and the San Luis Valley. Cities in the Blowing Dust Advisory include, include Rangely, Craig, Hayden, Meeker, Aspen, Grand Junction, Fruita, Palisade, Delta, Montrose, Nucla, Telluride, Cortez, Durango, and Alamosa The...

4 years 10 months ago

Hantavirus blamed for Colorado death

A virus carried by deer mice is being blamed for the death of an Alamosa County person. The Alamosa County Health Department says hantavirus caused the death of a county resident. No details have been given about the victim or when the person died. Hantavirus is a rare...

4 years 11 months ago

Study sees parking lot dust as a cancer risk

Chemicals in a cancer-causing substance used to seal pavement, parking lots and driveways across the U.S. are showing up at alarming levels in dust in homes, prompting concerns about the potential health effects of long-term exposure, a new study shows. The substance is coal tar sealant, a waste product...

5 years 2 months ago

Vast, red dust storms choke Australia

A pall of red dust blown in from the Outback clogged the skies over Sydney on Wednesday, diverting international flights, disrupting public transport and prompting a spike in emergency calls from people suffering breathing difficulties. No one was reported hurt as a result of dust storms sweeping a vast...

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