We reported on high levels of ground ozone in Partington recently, tonight’s recordings at 5pm were uncomfortable reading.
In several places in Trafford a red warning sign of danger to those who have existing lung conditions to limit their time outside due to high levels of ozone.
Partington, Flixton and Timperley have red warning signs, you can see live air quality information on the front page to the left.
Yellow means safe, orange moderate and red danger.
For healthy people it is not good to be doing anything to heavy in the way of exercise when pollution levels reach dangerous levels, you will find yourself coughing a little more than normal and may find it harder to breathe.
We will continue to monitor conditions so everyone is safe, people with existing lung conditions will struggle if out for too long and may find they need to use inhalers more.
Ozone is not emitted directly into the air but is a chemical reaction between to oxides of nitrogen and volatile organic compounds in the presence of the sun, vehicle and industrial pollution are high on the list of Nitrogen and Volatile organic compound.
Breathing ozone can trigger a variety of health problems including chest pain, coughing, throat irritation, and congestion. It can worsen bronchitis, emphysema, and asthma. Ground-level ozone also can reduce lung function and inflame the linings of the lungs. repeated exposure may permanently scar lung tissue.
Partington has had 4 days so far of dangerously high levels of ozone.
It is also bad for animals like humans too much exposure can damage the lungs, we will continue to inform what the air is like for a while if popular we will get a dedicated page for it.
Pollution is something politicians in Trafford hide from, other media do not bother much with, we will! people need to know and we will tell it to keep all safe.