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The sick and elderly urged to take care as Saharan dust compounds pollution in Gloucestershire

By The Citizen  |  Posted: April 02, 2014

  • This map shows the areas worst affected by the Saharan dust

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SAHARAN dust is contributing to high levels of pollution across Gloucestershire and the sick and elderly are urged to take extra care.

Parts of England, the Midlands and Wales will experience the highest levels of air pollution according to the Government’s official scale.

Problems are being caused by light winds, local pollution and dust from the Sahara which has coated cars in many areas including Quedgeley and Cirencester.

Elderly people and those with heart and lung disease should take warnings seriously and many people have been urged to avoid physical exertion outdoors.

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Visit uk-air.defra.gov.uk.

Have you been affected? Call David Shepherd on 01452 698827 or email david.shepherd@glosmedia.co.uk.

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  • Justica  |  April 02 2014, 4:52PM

    Every year on the south coast of Spain we have red dust from the Sahara. Everyone is used to it despite having the usual moan because it gets everywhere and you have to constantly sweep the outside areas for weeks !

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