Health Advisory: Fond Cole Landfill Smoke Fumes

Smoke from the fire earlier on Friday
Smoke from the fire earlier on Friday

Ministry of Health and Environment wishes to advise the general public that smoke inhalation may trigger an Asthmatic attack and worsen respiratory symptoms of persons suffering from Respiratory Illnesses.

Hence residents in the vicinity of the landfill in Fond Cole, who are suffering from Asthma and other Respiratory Illnesses are asked to take the following precautions:

· Avoid the inhalation of the smoke fumes coming from the landfill by staying away from the area.

· Any asthmatics affected by the smoke inhalation should use their prescribed inhalers and if the symptoms worsen they should report to the Accident and Emergency Department at the Princess, Margaret Hospital for an assessment and further medical attention

· Persons suffering from other Respiratory Illness with worsening symptoms as a result the smoke fumes should also report immediately to the Accident and Emergency Department at the Princess, Margaret Hospital.

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13 Comments

  1. faceup
    March 14, 2015

    So people that are affected and they don’t have any place to lay there head, what happens? do the people responsible for the Land Fill place them at a hotel?

  2. pin
    March 14, 2015

    a particular male nurse there will tell them it is not an immergency so go to the health center

  3. The way forward
    March 14, 2015

    Ministers, opposition members , Lip stick Reds not from the heart DLP-ites come forward sons and daughters come clean ur city

  4. The way forward
    March 14, 2015

    Pt on ur coat & gloves and treat like it was uur birthday show us. Then direct the minister of Tourism to roll up his sleeves one Sunday morning drag along his cabinet bros & sis and begin an exhibition on how citizens can chip in .Lead by example Neo s

  5. Fr 1Doc2 another
    March 14, 2015

    The miner of Health should make his training available to fortify what his fellow lipstick -red Neo DLP-ite Blackmore said earlier this week production was that his word no performance. So Minister of health be a hero show TimTIm what it means to be a minister of health and a Doctor. Go treat some pts in ER show us if U remember anything.

    • Titiwi
      March 16, 2015

      Miner of health…? I like that, like that very much. Wonder what he digs up?

  6. rogerthat
    March 14, 2015

    This fire could have catastrophic consequences for the people living around the Fond Cole and Roseau area! Anyone who inhales the toxic fumes could have their health seriously compromised for the rest of their lives. The affects of a fire like this is extremely serious. My sincere thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by this horrendous fire. Thanks to goes out to the brave firefighters trying to bring this fire under control. I hope the fire is in check ASAP.

  7. Jah Youth
    March 14, 2015

    Is that all. Who is taking responsibility for the prevention?
    Isn’t Solid Waste under the Ministry of Health??

  8. yesterday
    March 14, 2015

    “Persons suffering from other Respiratory Illness with worsening symptoms as a result the smoke fumes should also report immediately to the Accident and Emergency Department at the Princess, Margaret Hospital.”

    Lololol seriously????? And then what? For them to be told that they are ‘toofaying’ and just go by Bulls Eye and get some ventolin??? Dapwey us….Now that’s the Crapaud that smoke our pipe.

  9. Hannah
    March 14, 2015

    Smoke inhalation is a problem in all communities.. Health and Environment Services should safeguthe health of persons, by preventing the burning of coal pits and rubbish in all neighborhoods.

  10. BooHoo
    March 14, 2015

    Laud, you all will kill me. Who is the person authorized to give all this good advice? I hear nothing about evacuation. My friend, your agency should be heading the movement of people from these areas. It shows so many shortfalls in our system where we are not prepared for disasters. The people in the immediate vicinity of Fond Cole, Stockfarm, YamPiece should be temporarily evacuated until the matter is resolved. You are telling people to use their inhalers like you are a doctor prescribing medicine. Your concern should be to take people to safety. We need to have a contingency plan. To make matters worse you are sending people to an ill equipped emergency department to create another havoc. Run from smoke into pinez!!

  11. Concerned
    March 13, 2015

    Whilst I respect fully the Ministry of Health and Environment I would advice anyone, especially those with children to get as far away from that smoke as they can.

    When I came home this evening the smoke was all over the Princess, Margaret Hospital to a point where I was wondering if they would evacuate the hospital. I fully understand the advice “Persons suffering from other Respiratory Illness with worsening symptoms as a result the smoke fumes should also report immediately to the Accident and Emergency Department at the Princess, Margaret Hospital” however, if it was me, I’d be inclined to go to Marigot.

    I do believe that this raises issues about disaster management.

  12. mr george
    March 13, 2015

    LOL you better do a little more than that. Check out tire fires on the net, try wikipedia, then pray. No one in their rifht mind has a large tire dump in a city, look up Toxic smoke :twisted:

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