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What can I do about air pollution

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Good morning everyone. Those of you living in and around London may have seen the high air pollution warning issued for the capital yesterday: High air pollution warning issued for London - BBC News DEFRA are forecasting moderate levels of air pollution across parts of England and Wales today and tomorrow with high levels in some urban areas. You can check the up-to-date pollution forecast for your area on DEFRA’s UK air page here: uk-air.defra.gov.uk/

Air pollution affects everyone’s health but is even more of a worry for people living with a lung condition. If you’d like to find out more about air pollutants and what you can do on high pollution days to reduce your exposure, please have a look at our website: blf.org.uk/support-for-you/... and remember that our Helpline Team are here on 0300 222 5800 Monday – Friday 9:00am/5:00pm if you’d like to get in touch with any queries or concerns.

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I wish weather forecasts would not tell you blithely that it's going to be a lovely sunny day without adding that this can be uncomfortable or even dangerous for some people.

Thank you Gillian. Xxx

I wish there was a campaign against wood burning stoves. I'm surrounded by them hete in Scotland and often cannot go outside to risk being enveloped by an acrid fug!

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Izb1 in reply to GintyFerguson

Its so annoying isnt it GF and the biggest problem is because they have become so popular everybody wants one. I have a neighbour that is a bxxxxy nuisance once the nice weather arrives and has a bonfire around 3pm almost twice a week, goodness knows where he gets the wood from x

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GintyFerguson in reply to Izb1

Oh ! Dont start me off lol...I'm surrounded by barbecues, firepits and chimneys. Really some days I can hardly breathe outside! I thought England was bringing in stricter rules but how do they enforce? Scotland is doing nothing.

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Izb1 in reply to GintyFerguson

I know, there is no point in looking at global warming until they sort out these home problems x

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GintyFerguson in reply to Izb1

Apparently the particulates get into lungs and are damaging . I see a few people liked my post. If I had the energy I'd launch a campaign! Thanks for your replies.

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Izb1 in reply to GintyFerguson

I am sure there are alot of people in the UK who feel the same and there may even be a campaign already on the go x

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GintyFerguson in reply to Izb1

There is a Facebook group 115 members only called Ban woodburning fires and log burners uk. I've joined!

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Izb1 in reply to GintyFerguson

Well good for you, I will look into this x

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