Protect Yourself from Air Pollution during Physical Activity

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How can I protect myself from air pollution during physical activity?

When air quality is poor, adjust your physical activity routine to avoid breathing in too much air pollution:
  • Move your physical activities indoors
  • Change your physical activity to something less intense (for example, walking instead of jogging)
  • Shorten the amount of time that you’re physically active

If you have asthma, be sure to keep your inhaler with you at all times – especially when you’re outside.

Page last reviewed: October 22, 2019