Air Quality Alert Service
People with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, heart disease and angina are more at risk from high levels of air pollution. If you suffer, or you are a parent or carer for someone with these symptoms, you can register with AirTEXT.
AirTEXT is a unique air quality information service, which is designed to send free pollution alerts and health advice by text, email or voicemail on days of elevated air pollution. These alerts aren’t designed to panic you but to help you understand symptoms, have any necessary medication at hand and to prepare your day ahead to reduce the likelihood of any impacts.Sign up now
Avoid exercising outdoors when pollution levels are high
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I joined Eat4Health because I needed to lose weight and needed support to do so. I have tried other weight loss programmes in the past which would normally begin well but they never really taught me to change and do exercise they just told me what to eat and what not to eat but not why. I eat more fruit and vegetables and am more aware of my calorie intake and the need for physical activity. My blood pressure has lowered along with my BMI. I would recommend this service to others to make changes for life not just a few months.
Ali, Attendee of an Eat4Health programme
Running has been so good at maintaining my stamina and physical/mental health and being out in the fresh air is a definite plus. The countryside and areas that you run become place you notice and enjoy, so when you discover something this good the benefits need to be shared.
John, Runner in our GoodGym programme
This has had an impact on my son’s learning, but also on his behaviour as well as he does not get frustrated all the time. I have also realised the food we ate did not help as we had takeaway on most nights, but now I cook fresh meals which has had health benefits for both me and my child as we are starting to lose weight.
Mother of a child that takes part in our Active Movement programme
“I was really scared about being tested for HIV, I didn’t know what to expect. But I needn’t have worried, the test was a simple finger prick test and the result was available in 1 minute. Testing is really discreet, theres no waiting room, when you arrive for your appointment you’re seen straight away – the service is quick, discreet and non-invasive. And I had the option of a 3 month supply of free condoms. I just wish I hadn’t put off knowing my HIV status for so long.”
John, a user of Thames Valley Positive Support
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Low Emission Strategy
Slough, like many urban areas in the UK, experiences elevated levels of air pollution which have a measurable impact on the health of the local population. While there are several factors contributing to our local air quality, including heating and energy production and the cross-boundary transportation of pollution, the emissions from road transport vehicles are the most significant source.Find out more