Health warning issued as Saharan dust cloud set to increase air pollution levels in Sussex

A health warning has been issued as air pollution is expected to reach moderate to high levels tomorrow (Thursday December 17) across Sussex.


Levels of air pollution are expected to increase as a cloud of Saharan dust is blown across the region.

The warning has been issued by Defra (The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) which recommends that adults and children with lung problems, and adults with heart problems, should reduce strenuous physical exertion, particularly outdoors, and particularly if they experience symptoms.

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People with asthma may find they need to use their reliever inhaler more often. Older people should also reduce physical exertion.

Anyone experiencing discomfort such as sore eyes, cough or sore throat should consider reducing activity, particularly outdoors.

Levels are expected to drop back to low by Friday.

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