Gwent hit by pollution again

Gwent hit by pollution again

Gwent hit by pollution again

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PARTS of East Wales including Gwent have been hit by high levels of pollution caused by dust blown from the Sahara and prevailing winds.

People suffering the effects of high levels of the smog - including sore eyes, coughs and sore throats - have been advised to cut down the amount of activity they take outside.

The high pollution levels have been caused by a combination of light south-easterly winds, the continental air flow and dust which has blown up from the Sahara desert.

Asthmatics might need to use their blue reliever inhalers more often as they could be prone to attacks today and over the next few days. Other people with lung and heart problems, and those who are older, should also avoid strenuous exercise or activity.

A spokesman for Aneurin Bevan Health Board said they aware that there has been a "slight increase" in the admissions of patients at the Royal Gwent Hospital with exacerbations in respiratory problems over the last 72 hours.

He said it was not possible to say whether these cases are definitely as a result of air pollution from Saharan dust.

He added “Public Health Wales has advised that the majority of people will not be affected by the levels of air pollution and should not be alarmed.”

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3:15pm Thu 3 Apr 14

countyjim says...

Struggling today coughing and sore eyes dont know if its hay fever or this
Struggling today coughing and sore eyes dont know if its hay fever or this countyjim
  • Score: 1

4:18pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Port0214 says...

Cue the very fat people on the news complaining they can't breathe.
Cue the very fat people on the news complaining they can't breathe. Port0214
  • Score: -5

5:01pm Thu 3 Apr 14

DDDog1 says...

Port0214 wrote:
Cue the very fat people on the news complaining they can't breathe.
Ohh get you mr perfect
[quote][p][bold]Port0214[/bold] wrote: Cue the very fat people on the news complaining they can't breathe.[/p][/quote]Ohh get you mr perfect DDDog1
  • Score: 3

5:42pm Thu 3 Apr 14

BernardCCC says...

Port0214 wrote:
Cue the very fat people on the news complaining they can't breathe.
Cheep comment!
I've only seen young children with asthma or the elderly...but whoever is affected it's not good!
[quote][p][bold]Port0214[/bold] wrote: Cue the very fat people on the news complaining they can't breathe.[/p][/quote]Cheep comment! I've only seen young children with asthma or the elderly...but whoever is affected it's not good! BernardCCC
  • Score: 7

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