27 June 2011
Temperatures having been rising throughout England with areas in the North reaching up to 30c and in the South East reaching a high of 32c. These high temperatures could increase the air pollution levels, particularly in urban areas.
In response to today’s hot weather warning, Sir Malcolm Green, medical spokesperson for the British Lung Foundation said:
“People living with a lung condition could find their symptoms aggravated by the current heat wave due to increased air pollution and the general effects of the heat. We recommend anyone living with a lung condition to take precautions particularly if pollution levels rise by avoiding polluted areas and keeping cool and drinking plenty of water or juice.
“If you have any concerns, contact the BLF Helpline on 03000 030 555 or visit lunguk.org for our hot weather tips.”
Read the BLF's hot weather tips
For further enquiries, please call the BLF Helpline on 03000 030 555