airAlerts

Sign-up for a free airAlert service that will notify you when poor air quality is predicted in your area.

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airAlerts is a free service provided by the Council for those with respiratory conditions to manage their health when air quality is poor.

Air pollution levels in Runnymede are generally low, however, roughly 20 days per year pollution reaches a level that is capable of causing short term health symptoms for people with pre-existing respiratory conditions.

People who register for the free service receive an email, text or voicemail message informing them of an expected elevation of air pollution in their area for the following day. This enables users to make choices about how they can stay in control of their own health.

Health advice in the airAlert message is approved by UK experts and varies according to a simple air pollution index (low, moderate, high and very high). The index is based on the levels of five pollutants (nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide, ozone, carbon monoxide and particles).

A survey of airAlert users showed that 88% of survey respondents found airAlert a useful or very useful service, and two thirds had recommended it to someone else. They found the service helped them manage their symptoms and reduce their exposure to air pollution. They also reported increased confidence to participate in social and recreational activities.

In addition to the phone/email service, users of airAlert can also download the airAlert app to their Smartphone (android and iOS) from Google Play or the App Store.

For more information and to register for the airAlert service click here.

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