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Hi back again with another question

Been reading some books on Cyprus and have seen mention of problems with dust storms and air pollution and am wondering judt how bad that is

Neither my wife nor myself suffer from asthma or rany espiratory issues - other than perhaps some mild hayfever - so would appreciate tome "real life" feedback from forum members about this problem and whether some areas are more prone than others

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It can definitely be a problem at certain times of the year. Clouds of red dust are blown in from the Sahara and everything gets covered. If it rains stuff can get stained red.

During these times children, elderly and people with respiratory problems are advised to stay indoors.

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Dust levels at certain times can be very high and definitely a problem for the young, the elderly and anyone with respiratory problems. As Veronica has said, you will find that dust gets everywhere indoors - very hard to prevent. However, itís not all bad, and when it is, the local press gives ample warnings. Itís not difficult to see the effect for yourself. When the mountains seem hazy, itís more often than not due to dust. We also suffer from various Coptic storms with airborne sand/dust from the Sahara being Ďdumpedí here.

Although not asthmatic or suffering any particular respiratory problem, I do find that when dust levels are high, I have problems. The good news is that, of course, we are talking about a few days out of the entire year.

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