Table 4

Advice on measures to take according to air pollution levels (adapted from British Lung Foundation website (https://www.blf.org.uk/support-for-you/air-pollution/what-can-i-do))

Pollution levelMeasures
Low
  • Avoid spending long periods of time along busy roads

Moderate
  • Reduce or avoid strenuous outdoor activities

High
  • Reduce or avoid strenuous outdoor activities

  • Avoid pollution hotspots

  • Avoid rush hours, travel earlier before pollution levels build up

  • Use less polluted routes when cycling, walking or running

  • Use of reliever inhaler if pollution is a trigger to asthma symptoms

  • Seek medical attention