How to register or get more information
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More information Contact The Sussex-air Quality Partnership provides airAlert in Sussex and can be contacted by any of the following methods: Telephone: 01273 484 331 Fax: 01273 484 451 Post: FREEPOST RRUG-JSJH-ZHHB airAlert air quality early warning service Websites providing further information: Lewes District Council Free pollution alerts direct to you, • NHS Direct PO Box 168 by text/SMS, voice-mail or email for www.nhsdirect.nhsuk Lewes BN7 9FA people with respiratory conditions. • Asthma UK Mode te www.asthma.org.uk Email: email@example.com • British Lung Foundation www.lunguk.org Website: www.airalert.info • British Heart Foundation www.bhf.org.uk Specialist advice: For specialist advice on your specific condition always contact your health professional. How to register or get more information To register or get more information on airAlert visit: airAlert information www.airalert.info www.airalert.info About airAlert airAlert advice What the messages mean How does airAlert work? airAlert warning levels: What should you do? Moderate Moderate Sensitive people may notice mild effects • You are unlikely to need to take any but these are unlikely to need action. action but be aware of symptoms. • Take reliever medication with you High as a precaution. Sensitive people may notice significant effects and may need to take action. • Talk to your doctor if you have any concerns. Very High High Effects on sensitive people, described for HIGH pollution, may worsen. • Keep reliever medication with you as a precaution. • airAlerts are only sent out whenever air pollution levels are forecasted to be above the "Low" • You may need to increase the dose (normal) air pollution level. These are sent the of reliever medication. NEVER EXCEED THE STATED DOSE. day before. For more information visit the website: • Consider reducing exposure by • airAlert will tell you what the level of pollution www.airalert.info spending less time outdoors. is predicted to be, either "Moderate", "High" • Try to avoid strenuous outdoor activity. or "Very High". • Talk to your doctor if you have any concerns. • If air pollution levels increase or remain above General advice "Low", we will continue to alert you each day. However once the airAlerts stop, it means that Very High pollution levels are forecast to be "Low" again. • The effects of air pollution on sensitive • Keep reliever medication with you. people can be reduced by spending less time outdoors. • Increase dose of reliever medication • airAlert informs you where pollution levels are if you are affected. NEVER EXCEED likely to be higher within your district/city/area. • 'Reliever' inhalers or medicines should THE STATED DOSE. • We send the alerts out around lunch-time (12pm), lessen effects. • Avoid long periods outdoors. on weekdays, however you can change delivery • For specialist advice on the effects of pollution • Avoid strenuous outdoor activity. times and other options by logging into on your specific condition please contact your • Talk to your doctor if you have www.airalert.info health professional. any concerns. “airAlert has made me feel much more in control. “airAlert definitely helped me understand the link “airAlert helped me understand, it gave me a reason That somebody actually rings me up... it’s given between air pollution & my health”. to know why I was wheezy….” me more confidence”.