Underground train tunnels are all over the world and, as a tourist, the underground or subway as it’s often referred to is a cheap and reasonably simple way to travel and explore the city. However, as helpful and as handy as they are, the air in the underground train tunnel can be dangerous to one’s health.
Underground tunnels and travel accident claims
Depending on the country, the air in the underground train tunnel can be hazardous to your health and could cause a travel injury. The reason for this is that the air in the underground train tunnel is often trapped and is recycled through filters and fans.
This means that bacteria and germs can be circulated through the air so you could end up potentially catching a travel illness. As well as this, the older model trains are likely to produce more pollution and if you are inhaling the air in the underground train tunnel for a prolonged amount of time you could be exposed to chemicals and gases.
This means that you could end up having a travel injury in the form of poisoning. The one thing on the side of the passenger is that visitors would have to spend an inordinate amount of time in the tunnel to pick up any kind of travel injury attributed to the fumes in the train tunnels.
How to prevent a travel injury in an underground train tunnel?
It is difficult to avoid inhaling bacteria from the air or being exposed to germs from fans. However, there are certain things you can do to prevent a travel injury.
Whilst you can’t avoid spending a lot of time in an underground train tunnel if you are an everyday commuter, one of the best solutions is to simply avoid going into an underground train tunnel at every chance possible.
If you really want to go the extra mile in attempting to filter the air you breathe in an underground train tunnel, you can purchase an everyday respirator mask.
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that deals with personal injury cases including travel accident compensation claims. Our expert team of lawyers has over 15 years’ experience dealing with cases often of a delicate nature and we may be able to help you claim for compensation if you’ve been injured and it wasn’t your fault. In addition to our expertise, we can make the claims process as pain- and-stress free as possible.
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Date Published: January 12, 2016
Author: David Brown