Summer Means Saharan Dust Returns To The RGV
- On May 19, 2022
Every year, dust from the Saharan Desert travel 5,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean, impacting thousands of Texans with allergies and difficulty breathing.
Summer means Saharan dust season in Texas. The annual phenomenon heads towards the Gulf Coast for the first time in 2022 this week. What this means for Valley residents with allergies and sinus problems (along with anyone else who has trouble breathing) is that you might want to limit your time outdoors and even consider wearing a mask outside to help avoid the increased dust in the air.
Expect more Saharan dust to make the journey to the Rio Grande Valley and the rest of Texas throughout the summer.
If the air quality has you thinking you need allergy testing and treatment options or other related ENT services, South Texas Sinus Institute is here to help. Request an appointment online today!