Breathe easy and stay aware of air quality when you travel with these easy tips.
Although anyone, including active adults, can experience the effects of poor air quality, those in the sensitive groups for air pollution, such as the elderly, children and anyone with heart or lung disease should keep air quality in mind, even when on vacation.
AirNow is a great source for air quality information, even if you are staying home. When you travel, stay up to date on air quality during your journey and at your destination.
Pack your inhaler or other medications in your carry on in case you are separated from your luggage.
If pollution levels are high at your destination, scale back your exertion accordingly.
Be aware of the symptoms of exposure to poor air quality, including itchy eyes, nose and throat, wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, headaches, nausea, chest pain, and upper respiratory issues.
KAIRE wishes you a safe journey and easy breathing, whether you “staycation” in Kentuckiana or travel around the globe.