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    Five tips in dealing with city pollution


    City pollution for some people can be a nightmare. In areas which are especially built up or near a power plant the pollution or smog can be overwhelming and if you are on holiday the last thing you want is a travel accident. Here are our five tips in dealing with city pollution to avoid a travel injury:

    1. Avoid staying close to polluted areas to avoid a travel injury
      This may seem an obvious but when booking your hotel check out reviews and make sure you are not staying next to a power plant or other factory which emits a lot of pollution. Prolonged exposure to dense smog or pollution can cause a travel accident as visibility is reduced.
    2. Don’t drive in the worst of it
      The level of pollutions or smog will vary depending on such factors as weather and wind. If the smog is particularly dense avoid driving in it to avoid a travel accident claim.
    3. If you have breathing difficulties just avoid it
      This is an important tip. If you have any breathing difficulties such as asthma then you are best avoiding heavily polluted or thick smog areas as these could easily cause a travel injury if you inhale too much.
    4. Seek medical attention
      If, while spending a long time in a heavily polluted area you start feeling unwell or light headed it may be a good idea to seek medical attention to check that you have not inhaled too much of a certain toxin. It is always best to err on the side of caution when it comes to travel injuries.
    5. Limit the amount of time spent in the area
      Whether you are perfectly healthy or are not well if the area has particularly high level of pollution or smog limit the time you spend there in one go. It is better for a small amount of exposure then a lot which could cause a travel injury.

    If you have had a travel accident whilst you were on holiday within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in such accident claims as travel injury compensation.

    Speak to us on 0800 689 0500 today which is our 24-hour free helpline to find out more about making a compensation claim.

    Date Published: April 27, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

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