"Health warnings have been issued by the government as high levels of air pollution spread across England. Environment department Defra has issued the warnings as high pollution levels recorded on Tuesday continue to spread. The pollution - a mix of local and European emissions and dust from the Sahara - is affecting parts of southern England, the Midlands and East Anglia. The elderly and those with lung or heart disease are urged to avoid strenuous exercise outside." See BBC News

Take precautions if you have lung or heart problems

It's important to remember that for the majority of us, the high pollution levels that we are going to experience over the next few days are unlikely to cause us any major harm. However, if you do have breathing problems or if adults have heart problems, it may be advisable to take some precautions and to limit outdoor activities.

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Masks help to filter out pollutants

Some people are a bit shy of wearing a mask but in Asia and even recently in Paris, people have been seen walking along the street wearing a mask. This can help greatly with your breathing by filtering out the pollutants before they enter your lungs. The masks that remove vapours as well as particles are the disposable Vapour Mask, the washable Honeycomb Mask, and the new Honeycomb Sport's Mask.

 

Air Purifiers and Sterilisers filter out or eradicate pollutants

wearable air purifier is another solution as is an XR-100 to go into your car. The car filter will filter out fumes and particles.

We have a range of air purifiers and sterilisers, which will help to clear the pollutants from your indoor space. Some are effective at particles only rather than particles and vapours.