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Mayor urges caution

Published:Sunday | March 15, 2015 | 3:00 AM
The anguish is visible as Albert Braham rushes his daughter from the George Headley Primary School in Kingston to a nearby clinic yesterday. The girl fainted after suffering breathing problems because of the smoke coming from the Riverton landfill.

Mayor of Kingston, Angela Brown Burke, has urged residents of the Municipality to take the necessary precautionary measures to protect themselves and their families in light of the thick and spreading smog hanging over parts of the Corporate Area.

"Residents, particularly those in close proximity to the landfill, are being urged to protect their respiratory systems. I am also urging individuals with respiratory conditions, such as asthma and sinusitis, to take appropriate measures to limit smoke intake, especially since the fire remains active," said Brown Burke.

According to the mayor, residents of the Corporate Area, especially persons who suffer from allergies, asthma and other respiratory conditions, as well as children and the elderly, are being urged to avoid or reduce exposure to smoke by closing windows and doors and remaining indoors as much as possible.