What can the population do in occurrance of peak concentrations of PM?
In case of high concentrations of particulate matter, persons vulnerable to this pollution should keep in mind following precautions:
Stay indoors, do not ventilate, keep doors and windows closed
Do not smoke and/or do not enter a smoking area
Do not exert any sustained physical effort (f.e. running)
Persons already suffering heart or lung diseases, are advised to consult their personal doctor to make an assessment of the need to adjust their treatment. These persons should consult their personal doctor at the slightest change of symptoms. Other vulnerable persons showing breathing or cardial difficulties, should also consult their doctor immediately.