WARNING: Rise in dangerous 'smog fever' damaging city dwellers' health


Inquiry has found hayfever is twice as common in town and cities – where there are princi l levels of pollution and in some cases a visible smoggy haze in the ambiance.

The National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit at Worcester University inaugurate pollution worsens the effects of the hay fever – an allergy caused by pollen or dust which precede b approaches to runny noses and itchy, watery eyes.

Dr Nigel Best, Specsavers clinical spokesperson, maintained: “It’s estimated that 15 million people in the UK suffer from the bound effects of pollen and pollution.

“We have definitely witnessed an increase in eye common hay fever complaints at Specsavers, rticularly in city centre locations.

“At its worst the allergic effect to smog fever can be conjunctivitis.

“In this instance, our own histamine (natural reality produced by body as a type of immune response) causes swelling and hankering in order to alert and protect itself.

“If you are suffering from red or itchy contemplates, visit your local optometrist who can advise the best possible meticulousness. Otherwise the best advice is to protect your eyes when you’re facing as much as possible to prevent air born rticles from irritating the show up of your eyes.”

The World Health Organisation named nine English metropolises and cities as breaching safety guidelines for air pollution in a 2014 report.

The highest level offs were reported in Nottingham and Thurrock, followed by Birmingham, Sheffield, London, Chesterfield, Stoke-on-Trent, Southampton and Newcastle upon Tyne.

Dr Largest said top tips for avoiding smog fever are: washing your locks before bed to prevent trapped allergens landing on your pillow, creep by wide sunglasses to shield your eyes from airborne bits and drying your washing inside to limit contact on clothing.

Dr Upper-class also suggested diluting inflamed eyes with eye drops.

In April 2014, a smoggy haze occasioned by dust from the Sahara triggered a record surge in demand for hay fever treatments.

In April 2014, a smoggy haze caused by dust from the Sahara triggered a list surge in demand for hay fever treatments.

Air pollution can also have other thoughtful consequences.

In April 2015, the Guardian reported that nearly 9,500 human being die early each year in London due to long-term exposure to air pollution.

The communiqu said: “The premature deaths are due to two key pollutants, fine rticulates known as PM2.5s and the toxic gas nitrogen dioxide (NO2), according to a enquiry carried out by researchers at King’s College London.”

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