Batten down the hatches people!

It would appear the good people at DEFRA (The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) have declared a smog alert for the Easter weekend.

Fog on the millenium [E-X-P-L-O-R-E-D]

From 1500 BST Thursday and through the weekend, they urging the public to take “sensible precautions”. These precautions seem to be:

  • Don’t drive the car for short journeys, with the price of petrol now who does? Use your bike instead!
  • Avoid exercising outdoors in the afternoon. Correction to above – don’t use your bike in the afternoon 🙂

I had visions of regulation gas masks and the like when I first read this on the BBC! The DEFRA site is a little more informative!

What do you consider sensible precautions against smog!?
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