Wednesday, March 20 2013 @ 02:22 PM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
He explained that according to the latest monitoring this smoke layer that is covering parts of the capital city have low levels of toxicity and are non-toxic.
He reiterated that this smoke is not dangerous to people.
The official said the smoke may cause damages in some people in the airways and skin irritations.
Recommended for adults and children, who live near the landfill of Cerro Patacón, wear masks and wet cloths.
He said they will be permanently monitoring the smoke cloud to safeguard the health of the inhabitants.
Diaz that so far there have been no reports of emergencies due to the smoke in the city's health centers. (Critica)
Editor's Comment: This is back peddling. The Deputy Minister of Health said earlier this morning that the smoke cloud was "completely toxic" and now they are trying to roll that back. Then as soon as he say's it's not toxic, the next words out of his mouth are how it can cause respiratory problems and skin irritations. Yeah, sounds pretty damn harmless to me.