AirAlert is a service which sends messages directly to registered users informing them about air pollution levels in their area. AirAlert is intended for people with respiratory health problems, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma, who may be affected by episodes of air pollution.
Registered users are sent a text, voicemail or e-mail message the day before moderate or higher levels of air pollution are forecast. This allows people with health problems or their carers to make choices on what they do, where they go and whether they need to take medication with them. The service is free.
How do I register?
You can register online at AirAlert.Info, call 01737 276403 or 01372 47475, or print off, complete and return the AirAlert form.
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