Vulnerable people in Yorkshire advised to avoid 'strenuous' activity as air pollution reaches 'very high' levels

Vulnerable people in Yorkshire and Humberside are being advised to avoid strenuous exercise as air pollution in the region has reached “very high” levels.

As of 9am this morning, Yorkshire and the Humber is the only area of England recording Index 10 levels of air pollution.

Asthmatics have been told that they may need to use their medication more often and everybody is being advised to think more carefully about exercising outside.

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According to the UK Air Information Resource, in line with this morning’s data, “Adults and children with lung problems, adults with heart problems, and older people, should avoid strenuous physical activity.

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“People with asthma may find they need to use their reliever inhaler more often.”

The rest of the population should “reduce physical exertion, particularly outdoors, especially if you experience symptoms such as cough or sore throat.”

Another five areas in England, including the North East and Greater London are said to have “high” levels of pollution today, and adults and children with lung issues are being adviesd to reduce physical exertion, particularly outdoors.

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