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Mexicali Air Quality Alert

Updated on 18 November 2019

The Situation:

As of 17 November, there have been 16 consecutive days of high levels of air pollution.

The greatest levels of pollution trend at 07:00 with the western area of Mexicali

concentrating higher levels as well.

On November 15, the purple alert (second highest alert level) was activated at 08:00 after

reaching 210 AQI (Air Quality Index) points of PM2.5 – the sixth occurrence in November.

Those at risk, including the elderly and those with breathing conditions (Asthma, COPD,

chronic bronchitis, etc.) and should remain especially mindful.

Pollution and haze may cause:

  • Wheezing

  • Coughing

  • Chest discomfort

  • Shortness of breath

Mitigating Factors to Apply:

  • Avoid prolonged exposure outdoors

  • Limit outdoor activity, especially during times of elevated levels of pollution

  • Wear a face mask, when practical and necessary

  • Keep windows and doors closed

  • Monitor local media and news for updates - link

  • Enroll in a safe traveler program to receive warnings from your preferred embassy

DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless

Disclaimer: LSDS gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.


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