Earlier this month poor air quality led to older people , those with asthma and those with lung or heart disease being warned against exercising outside. These high pollution conditions were caused by a combination of local emissions, light winds, pollution from the continent and dust blown over from the Sahara. DEFRA have recently introduced a new five-day forecast of air quality but many are calling for changes to the way pollution warnings are given so that people understand the health risks.
Were you affected by the high pollution levels? Did it stop you from exercising outside? What do you think of the current warnings given to people about air quality?