HEALTH WARNING: Sussex braced for toxic smog

A toxic smog which is blowing over from Europe has sparked a warning from DEFRA for UK residents.

Thursday, 19th March 2015, 10:57 am
DEFRA's air pollution forecast

DEFRA has issued an air pollution warning for the UK, with pollution levels in the South East expected to be ‘moderate’ from today (March 19).

This means adults and children with lung problems, heart problems, and asthma should reduce strenuous physical activity, particularly outdoors.

The pollution levels are expected to improve tomorrow (Friday March 20), and be clear by Saturday.

A DEFRA spokesperson said, “Winds bringing in pollution from the continent, combined with locally generated pollution and still weather conditions has led to some high pollution measurements across the UK. Levels are expected to go down later today with moderate or low levels predicted for tomorrow.”

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