British Lung Foundation honorary medical adviser, Dr Keith Prowse, said:
“Heavy air pollution, of the kind we’re seeing in several places across the UK at the moment, can have a significant impact on people with pre-existing respiratory conditions such COPD and asthma, worsening symptoms such as coughing and breathlessness.
“When levels of air pollution are high, people with these conditions, or anyone else who finds themselves coughing or wheezing in times of high pollution, should avoid strenuous exercise outdoors, particularly around pollution hotspots such as busy roads. If the option is available, exercising in an air-conditioned gym or sports hall is preferable.
“If they cycle, run or walk to work, commuting at times other that rush hour or along back streets is also advisable.
“People with lung conditions who use a reliever inhaler should make sure that they carry it with them. If they feel their condition is worsening at all, they should contact their GP”.
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