Saharan desert dust warning sweeps town

Saharan desert dust warning sweeps town

Saharan desert dust warning sweeps town

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HEALTH warnings have been issued by the Government as a mix of high levels of air pollution and dust from the Sahara desert have been forecast for today, Wednesday.

Defra has reported a moderate level of air pollution in Warrington and a slightly higher level around the Walton Hall gardens area. 

According to the forecast for tomorrow, the air pollution index will increase to a seven, classed as 'high', in the Walton Hall gardens area. 

Advice for the general population is to carry on 'usual outdoor activities' but adults and children with lung problems in the town and adults with heart problems, who experience symptoms, have been advised to consider reducing strenuous physical activity, particularly outdoors.

Have you seen evidence of Saharan dust and sand in the town? 

 

 

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10:48am Wed 2 Apr 14

999catwoman says...

I haven't seen evidence, but I can feel it.

I'm allergic to dust and if I get through today without going to hospital it will be a miracle.
I haven't seen evidence, but I can feel it. I'm allergic to dust and if I get through today without going to hospital it will be a miracle. 999catwoman
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10:56am Wed 2 Apr 14

Nick Tessla says...

Immigrant Dust coming in without any controls at the borders - Nigel Fartrage needs to stand on the white cliffs of Dover with a fan.
Immigrant Dust coming in without any controls at the borders - Nigel Fartrage needs to stand on the white cliffs of Dover with a fan. Nick Tessla
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9:17pm Wed 2 Apr 14

choperado says...

Watch out Nick your comments may draw grey man criticism. His opinion is what we must hear so we may know what to think of the situation. I do hope he publishes a book soon, perhaps titled Me, Myself and I.
Watch out Nick your comments may draw grey man criticism. His opinion is what we must hear so we may know what to think of the situation. I do hope he publishes a book soon, perhaps titled Me, Myself and I. choperado
  • Score: 0

12:19am Thu 3 Apr 14

Reader says...

Why will it be higher at Walton Gardens or is it an late April Fools joke ?
Why will it be higher at Walton Gardens or is it an late April Fools joke ? Reader
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1:54am Thu 3 Apr 14

BBOO007 says...

My son had chest problems & had been particularly wheezy today so I'm thinking this could be linked
My son had chest problems & had been particularly wheezy today so I'm thinking this could be linked BBOO007
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