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Health Warning Issued As Toxic Smog Shrouds Region

Thursday March 19 2015




A CLOUD of toxic smog over South Yorkshire has prompted a health warning for people with asthma and heart problems.

DEFRA has warned that the polluted air - which is currently sitting over the area - could cause fatal asthma attacks and have advised the elderly and those with problems to be cautious.

Many parts of the region are currently listed as having a 'high' air pollution warning.

A spokesperson said: "Adults and children with lung or heart problems should reduce strenuous physical exertion, particularly outdoors, and particularly if they experience symptoms.

"Anyone experiencing discomfort such as sore eyes, coughs or a sore throat should consider reducing activity, particularly outdoors.

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

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