Sunday, June 23, 2013

airTEXT - Redbridge

This is a free service for those who live, visit or work in London.

airTEXT provides forecasts of air quality (air pollution), UV, grass pollen and maximum and minimum temperatures for Greater London and Slough. The information is given for each Borough. Forecasts are provided on the web site for today, tomorrow and the day after tomorrow.

The service is aimed at those with Heart or Breathing Problems but even if you are healthy air pollution is not good for you and can harm your health. People with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, heart disease and angina are more at risk. We all really should be avoiding strenuous outdoor activity on polluted days, so knowing the forecast for when these are due to occur is rather a good idea.

For the geeks among you there is an App you can download for your smart phone, or you can just receive text messages on a traditional mobile or by email. You can even receive alerts on your landine.

However, this is a free service and in order to keep costs down …
There are now new ways to receive airTEXT alerts. To save money to keep this valuable public service going and free for everyone it would help if those who can switch to the new free app, twitter feed or text messages from twitter can do so. If you switch from the old airTEXT system to these new free modes please help us by unsubscribing from the old system.
We don't want to lose any subscribers so please take a few minutes to see which option is best for you.
If you know, or care for, anybody who does not have access to the interwebby there is a downloadable freepost application form here.

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