About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Español
VNA of Care New England
VNA of Care New England

Health Tip: Pay Attention to Air Pollution

Avoid outdoors when air quality is poor
(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.
Health Headlines
Health Tip: Listen to Your Child About Food AllergiesView in a lightbox
Health Tip: Trouble Sleeping During PregnancyView in a lightbox
U.S. Preparing Tighter Infection Controls for Ebola Patients: ReportView in a lightbox
Scientists Grow, Implant Human Intestinal Tissue in MiceView in a lightbox
Obama Urges Calm in Ebola Scare, Opposes Travel BanView in a lightbox
VNA of Care New England
© 2011 Site Index | Disclaimer | Legal Notices | Talks Your Health