Swindon AdvertiserVulnerable urged to stay indoors as Sahara dust drives up Swindon air pollution levels (From Swindon Advertiser)

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Vulnerable urged to stay indoors as Sahara dust drives up Swindon air pollution levels

Swindon Advertiser: Dust from the Sahara has driven up air pollution levels over Swindon and the south of England Dust from the Sahara has driven up air pollution levels over Swindon and the south of England

SUFFERERS of heart and lung problems in Swindon are being urged to stay indoors today with the town set to experience high air pollution levels.

The pollution, which is a mixture of local and European emissions and dust from the Saraha, has been forecast for the south of England, the Midlands and East Anglia today, with Swindon given a seven out of ten air pollution risk.

Dr Ayoola Oyinloye, Public Health Consultant at Swindon Borough Council, said: “The peculiar weather conditions will not be a major problem for most people in Swindon. Some individuals, particularly vulnerable groups such as those with existing heart or lung conditions, may experience increased symptoms. 

"Residents are recommended to follow the national guidance, so adults and children with lung problems, and adults with heart problems should reduce strenuous physical exertion, particularly if they experience symptoms of air pollution while outdoors.

"People with asthma may find they need to use their inhaler more often and older people are also advised to lessen physical exertion. Anyone experiencing discomfort, such as sore eyes, a cough or sore throat should also consider reducing activity, particularly outdoors. The conditions are forecast to last a couple of days, so this should not present long-term difficulties for most people.”

 

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2:50pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Morsey says...

Above ... the scene outside Tescos in The Parade at 8.32am this morning!
Above ... the scene outside Tescos in The Parade at 8.32am this morning! Morsey
  • Score: 2

3:31pm Wed 2 Apr 14

FlowerPower says...

Only adults with heart conditions? Children with heart conditions should also stay indoors. Dear Adver please report accurately!!!! Or are children with heart conditions not important?
Only adults with heart conditions? Children with heart conditions should also stay indoors. Dear Adver please report accurately!!!! Or are children with heart conditions not important? FlowerPower
  • Score: -3

8:13pm Wed 2 Apr 14

house on the hill says...

Still at least the Albanian car wash crews will make a shed load of tax free cash, so every cloud has a silver lining!
Still at least the Albanian car wash crews will make a shed load of tax free cash, so every cloud has a silver lining! house on the hill
  • Score: 2

8:26pm Wed 2 Apr 14

barlizard says...

house on the hill wrote:
Still at least the Albanian car wash crews will make a shed load of tax free cash, so every cloud has a silver lining!
Rather pay more at the firefighters car wash by the rat trap!
[quote][p][bold]house on the hill[/bold] wrote: Still at least the Albanian car wash crews will make a shed load of tax free cash, so every cloud has a silver lining![/p][/quote]Rather pay more at the firefighters car wash by the rat trap! barlizard
  • Score: 0

8:28pm Wed 2 Apr 14

barlizard says...

Not allowed to wear a face mask, unless it's a BURQA!!
Not allowed to wear a face mask, unless it's a BURQA!! barlizard
  • Score: 1

12:24pm Thu 3 Apr 14

DLP OldTown says...

barlizard wrote:
Not allowed to wear a face mask, unless it's a BURQA!!
Lovin the comments but I still blame SBC for this....
[quote][p][bold]barlizard[/bold] wrote: Not allowed to wear a face mask, unless it's a BURQA!![/p][/quote]Lovin the comments but I still blame SBC for this.... DLP OldTown
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