Health Tip: Pay Attention to Air Pollution

Health Tip: Pay Attention to Air Pollution

(HealthDay News) -- Polluted air can trigger a number of symptoms, especially for people with chronic health conditions such as asthma or heart disease.

The American Academy of Family Physicians says you should take these precautions when air quality is poor:

  • Check the Air Quality Index (AQI) for your area and limit time outdoors when the rating is above 100.

  • If you do have to be outdoors, do so during the early morning or after the sun sets.

  • When air quality is poor, avoid rigorous activity and heavier breathing to prevent inhaling more pollutants.

 
Today's Interactive Tools
Related Items

Bayhealth is Southern Delaware’s healthcare leader with hospitals in Dover and in Milford. Bayhealth provides a wide range of medical services, including cardiovascular, cancer, orthopaedics and rehabilitation, pediatrics, respiratory care, sleep care, surgical weight loss, women’s services and walk-in medical care. Search for nursing jobs, and health classes and events. Find doctors affiliated with Bayhealth Medical Center or a Delaware hospital near you.