What you can do

Protecting yourself from poor air quality

If you, or someone you know, suffer from heart disease, angina, or lung conditions such as asthma or bronchitis, there are a number of useful resources to help avoid exposure to poor air quality.


airTEXT measures pollution levels in London and predicts when the air pollution levels may be harmful.  The service will message you by text (SMS), voicemail or email.

The messages will provide you with health advice appropriate to the level of pollution expected. This could include taking your inhaler or angina spray with you, taking extra doses if symptoms get worse, and avoiding strenuous outdoor activity on polluted days.

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Nowcast shows real time current pollution levels in London.


You can plan low pollution and less busy walking routes in London with Walkit.com. They also provide smartphone apps.

How to protect yourself from air pollution

For more information download the leaflets in the following links:


Page last updated: 07 July 2023


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