Tips to reduce the exposure of senior citizens

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    If you, or someone you care for, spends a lot of time at home, the tips provided in the at home concern page are particularly important.
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    When selecting a care home or sheltered accommodation, take a note of how close major or congested roads are. If a home is within 10m of such a road, ask the providers what steps have been taken to minimise noise and air pollution within the buildings.
  • 3
    Different people are affected by air pollution in different ways. If you have an existing health concern, you might find it useful to keep a note of what weather conditions or activities make you feel worse or better.
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    If you suffer from a respiratory disease, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis or emphysema, read the tips on our asthma or COPD page.