Tips to minimize adverse health effects of smoke from Riverton City dump fire
Managing Riverton smoke health risk
The Ministry of Health is advising members of the public to take precautions in light of the current fire at the Riverton City dump.
Persons are asked to avoid exposure to the smoke by doing the following:
ï Minimise all outdoor activities.
ï Persons living in and around the vicinity of the Riverton City dump should close windows and doors to prevent excessive exposure.
ï Persons who suffer from asthma and other respiratory illnesses should cover mouth and nose with a clean, damp rag to protect themselves from inhalation of smoke and dust particles.
ï Keep children indoors as much as possible. Look out for any difficulty in breathing or any discomfort that your child may experience.
ï Persons with illnesses such as heart or lung conditions and other chronic diseases should continue to take medications as prescribed.
ï Anyone who is experiencing difficulty breathing, wheezing or tightness in the chest should seek urgent medical assistance.