The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has officially reported a announced an increase in particulate levels (dust levels) across monitoring sites since December 13, 2023.
The Harmattan season, characterized by dry and dusty conditions, has contributed to the heightened levels, posing potential health risks.
To ensure public safety, the EPA urges vulnerable groups, including the elderly, children, pregnant women, individuals with asthma or allergies, and those with underlying health conditions, to limit outdoor activities as necessary.
The general public is advised to adopt precautionary measures such as the use of pollution masks, refraining from open burning of waste, sprinkling water on dusty surfaces before sweeping, and reducing speeding on untarred roads to minimize dust emissions.
The EPA assures the public of continued monitoring and promises timely updates on any new developments.
They urged for environmental-related complaints or inquiries, individuals are encouraged to contact the Client Relations Unit of the Agency via email at Client.firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 0506694760/0507227726.
The EPA expressed gratitude for the understanding and cooperation of the public in this matter.