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Sahara desert dust brings smog to Britain

| Updated on: Apr 02, 2014

British authorities have warned people with heart or lung conditions to avoid exertion as a combination of industrial pollution and Sahara dust blankets the country in smog.

The environment department said today’s air pollution level could reach the top rung on its 10-point scale.

The department said the smog was caused by pollution from Britain and the continent staying in place because of light winds, along with dust blown up from the Sahara on a southerly breeze.

Many motorists awoke this week to find cars covered in a film of red dust.

Paul Cosford of Public Health England told the BBC that people with heart or respiratory problems should “reduce the amount of strenuous exercise outdoors over the next few days.”

The pollution is expected to ease by Friday.

Published on April 02, 2014

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