05/07/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/07/2018 13:28
The following site has exceeded the EU ozone public information threshold of 180 µg/m3:
Public Health England advises that some people are more sensitive to ozone than others and may begin to notice an effect on their breathing. People with asthma are not necessarily more sensitive but, if affected, can use their 'reliever' inhaler to alleviate symptoms.
If affected, people are urged to take sensible precautions. In particular, avoiding exercise outdoors in the afternoon can reduce individual exposure to ozone.
If the legal threshold for ozone is again breached, further alerts will be issued on our website.
Forecasts, latest measurements and health advice are available on UK Air and via Defra's freephone helpline (0800 556677). Updates on current and forecast levels of air pollution can also be found on Twitter (@DefraUKAir).