West Fife Ash Lagoon

Published: Monday 15 May 2017

Margaret Hannah

Margaret Hannah

A statement from NHS Fife Director of Public Health, Dr Margaret Hannah.

 

"Air quality monitoring for particulate matter (PM10) has been carried out by SEPA at sites in Culross and Valleyfield since the fifth of May.

“On average, levels of PM10 have remained below the daily Air Quality Standard (Scotland), which is set to protect human health. 

“In comparison with other fixed air monitoring sites, the average levels of PM10 detected at Culross and Valleyfield continue to be in line with the rest of Scotland.

“We would reassure locals that there is no evidence to suggest a significant risk to health in the area as a result of this event.

Dr Hannah added:

“Breathing in any sort of dust can be bad for your health, especially if you have heart or lung disease, or asthma. If you are affected by such conditions, our advice continues to be to take precautions, such as shutting windows and doors, or limiting outdoor activities, if it becomes dusty outside.”

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