Protect Yourself from Air Pollution during Physical Activity
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
Content source: National Center for Environmental Health