Sahara smog prompts warning over East Lancs air pollution levels

Sahara smog prompts warning over East Lancs air pollution levels

Sahara smog prompts warning over East Lancs air pollution levels

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A SAHARAN dust cloud which has spread over parts of England will cause ‘moderate levels’ of air pollution in East Lancashire tomorrow, according to forecasters.

Health warnings have been issued by the government as a mix of European emissions and dust from the Sahara hit parts of southern England and the Midlands this week.

Defra ranks air pollution from one to 10, and Level 10 was reached in parts of East Anglia and the East Midlands on Tuesday.

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High levels of pollution are also forecast in Lincolnshire, eastern parts of Wales, through the Wirral and the north coast of Wales.

Sotiris Vardoulakis, of Public Health England, said: "Whilst most people will not be affected by short-term peaks in air pollution, some individuals, particularly vulnerable groups such as those with existing heart or lung conditions, may experience increased symptoms.

"On occasions where levels are high, adults and children with lung problems, and adults with heart problems, should reduce strenuous physical exertion, particularly outdoors, and particularly if they experience symptoms.

"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."

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11:36am Wed 2 Apr 14

Mikeee47 says...

Nannying the public again pathetic, its a bit of sand dust,
you want to try living in the SMOG eras when this country was at its industrial peak, that was pollution.
The old and the infirm and the breathless coped
A country full of namby pamby people, having their ar$es wiped constantly.
Nannying the public again pathetic, its a bit of sand dust, you want to try living in the SMOG eras when this country was at its industrial peak, that was pollution. The old and the infirm and the breathless coped A country full of namby pamby people, having their ar$es wiped constantly. Mikeee47
  • Score: 11

12:19pm Wed 2 Apr 14

rudis_dad says...

Mikeee47 wrote:
Nannying the public again pathetic, its a bit of sand dust,
you want to try living in the SMOG eras when this country was at its industrial peak, that was pollution.
The old and the infirm and the breathless coped
A country full of namby pamby people, having their ar$es wiped constantly.
Yes, we were all miles better off with TB, silicosis, rickets, carbon monoxide poisoning and an average life expectancy of less than forty. Bring back the 19th century, I say!! Send the children back into the mills and down the pits!! Down with progress!!
[quote][p][bold]Mikeee47[/bold] wrote: Nannying the public again pathetic, its a bit of sand dust, you want to try living in the SMOG eras when this country was at its industrial peak, that was pollution. The old and the infirm and the breathless coped A country full of namby pamby people, having their ar$es wiped constantly.[/p][/quote]Yes, we were all miles better off with TB, silicosis, rickets, carbon monoxide poisoning and an average life expectancy of less than forty. Bring back the 19th century, I say!! Send the children back into the mills and down the pits!! Down with progress!! rudis_dad
  • Score: 14

12:50pm Wed 2 Apr 14

flagstone says...

Mikeee47 wrote:
Nannying the public again pathetic, its a bit of sand dust,
you want to try living in the SMOG eras when this country was at its industrial peak, that was pollution.
The old and the infirm and the breathless coped
A country full of namby pamby people, having their ar$es wiped constantly.
So you think its soft to warn asthmatics and parents of possible problems then do you ...... don't be so pathetic .
[quote][p][bold]Mikeee47[/bold] wrote: Nannying the public again pathetic, its a bit of sand dust, you want to try living in the SMOG eras when this country was at its industrial peak, that was pollution. The old and the infirm and the breathless coped A country full of namby pamby people, having their ar$es wiped constantly.[/p][/quote]So you think its soft to warn asthmatics and parents of possible problems then do you ...... don't be so pathetic . flagstone
  • Score: 9

1:57pm Wed 2 Apr 14

cloud99 says...

flagstone wrote:
Mikeee47 wrote:
Nannying the public again pathetic, its a bit of sand dust,
you want to try living in the SMOG eras when this country was at its industrial peak, that was pollution.
The old and the infirm and the breathless coped
A country full of namby pamby people, having their ar$es wiped constantly.
So you think its soft to warn asthmatics and parents of possible problems then do you ...... don't be so pathetic .
Well said
The OP wouldn't be saying that if one of their children suffers from asthma like one of my children does.
[quote][p][bold]flagstone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mikeee47[/bold] wrote: Nannying the public again pathetic, its a bit of sand dust, you want to try living in the SMOG eras when this country was at its industrial peak, that was pollution. The old and the infirm and the breathless coped A country full of namby pamby people, having their ar$es wiped constantly.[/p][/quote]So you think its soft to warn asthmatics and parents of possible problems then do you ...... don't be so pathetic .[/p][/quote]Well said The OP wouldn't be saying that if one of their children suffers from asthma like one of my children does. cloud99
  • Score: 4

3:14pm Wed 2 Apr 14

mavrick says...

I am a Asthma sufferer and it is no joke, I know people coped with the smog previously, but many paid with their lives. The way the NHS is being run down don't be surprised to see death rates increase. We have seen the return of rickets and TB along with a whole host of infections we thought we had got rid of years ago. So when people come on here and rant about people on benefits, just remember people can't help being seriously ill. The rates of benefit paid to the sick are extremely sparse and not enough to live on.
I am a Asthma sufferer and it is no joke, I know people coped with the smog previously, but many paid with their lives. The way the NHS is being run down don't be surprised to see death rates increase. We have seen the return of rickets and TB along with a whole host of infections we thought we had got rid of years ago. So when people come on here and rant about people on benefits, just remember people can't help being seriously ill. The rates of benefit paid to the sick are extremely sparse and not enough to live on. mavrick
  • Score: 5

4:07pm Wed 2 Apr 14

shytalk says...

rudis_dad wrote:
Mikeee47 wrote:
Nannying the public again pathetic, its a bit of sand dust,
you want to try living in the SMOG eras when this country was at its industrial peak, that was pollution.
The old and the infirm and the breathless coped
A country full of namby pamby people, having their ar$es wiped constantly.
Yes, we were all miles better off with TB, silicosis, rickets, carbon monoxide poisoning and an average life expectancy of less than forty. Bring back the 19th century, I say!! Send the children back into the mills and down the pits!! Down with progress!!
rudis_dad. Are you a Tory by any chance?
[quote][p][bold]rudis_dad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mikeee47[/bold] wrote: Nannying the public again pathetic, its a bit of sand dust, you want to try living in the SMOG eras when this country was at its industrial peak, that was pollution. The old and the infirm and the breathless coped A country full of namby pamby people, having their ar$es wiped constantly.[/p][/quote]Yes, we were all miles better off with TB, silicosis, rickets, carbon monoxide poisoning and an average life expectancy of less than forty. Bring back the 19th century, I say!! Send the children back into the mills and down the pits!! Down with progress!![/p][/quote]rudis_dad. Are you a Tory by any chance? shytalk
  • Score: 6

8:22pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Excluded again says...

Ruddy foreign particles immigrating into our country taking over our smogs. When I were a lad, we had British smog - now that really would kill you. Now British smog particles are all living on benefits as these cheaper north African particles take their jobs. Vote UKIP and say no to foreign air coming into Britain.
Ruddy foreign particles immigrating into our country taking over our smogs. When I were a lad, we had British smog - now that really would kill you. Now British smog particles are all living on benefits as these cheaper north African particles take their jobs. Vote UKIP and say no to foreign air coming into Britain. Excluded again
  • Score: 7

9:56pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Mikeee47 says...

its a bit of sand ffs, soft lads, try Iraq or Afgan then you'll know what sand storms are. hey you asthma sufferers don't go to the beach there's sand!!
its a bit of sand ffs, soft lads, try Iraq or Afgan then you'll know what sand storms are. hey you asthma sufferers don't go to the beach there's sand!! Mikeee47
  • Score: -2

10:27pm Wed 2 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

That's where the E cigs went !!
That's where the E cigs went !! ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 6

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