Air quality

Air pollution occurs when the air contains gases, dust, fumes or odour in harmful amounts. The main sources in Slough are due to transport and industry, predominantly road traffic and the motorway.

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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.

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Clean Air Day

Start by checking out Clean Air Day for hints, tips and resources, and get involved in the annual “Clean Air Day”
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Avoid exercising outdoors when pollution levels are high

When the air is bad exercise in parks or indoors. Limit the amount of time your child spends playing outdoors if the air quality is bad.
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Change your method of travel

Cycling is the healthiest and cleanest way to travel, even when the roads are busy.
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Use less energy in your home

By reducing energy use, you can help improve air quality, curb greenhouse gas emissions, encourage energy independence and save money!
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Get involved in healthy activities near you

Are you looking for local activities in your area? Whether you know what you'd like to take part in, or need some guidance, simply click below to find out more.
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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.

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