Don't suffer in silence - airTEXT is here to help

Release Date: 20/03/2017

Asthma sufferers and people with other respiratory problems can breathe a sigh of relief before the pollen levels rise and download a special app which forecasts all kinds of information on air pollution.

Don’t suffer in silence, download AirTEXT now for daily forecasts on air quality, pollen counts, temperature and UV index on smart-phones and mobile devices. It’s especially handy for those who suffer from respiratory conditions such as asthma, hayfever, bronchitis, emphysema, heart disease or angina.

AirTEXT, a consortium of numerous organisations in London – including Richmond Council, developed the social and internet technology as an enhancement to its existing text messaging service which sends updates for registered users. There are also Twitter services and an enhanced airTEXT website.

Richmond Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Pamela Fleming, said:

“Don’t suffer in silence – AirTEXT is here to help and is a wonderful phone app for anyone who suffers from respiratory problems. It’s free and must have for anyone whose health can be affected by high pollution levels.”

People experience health impacts because of a number of different factors, including exposure to ultra violet radiation (UV), pollen, temperature and higher concentrations of air pollutants. The innovative air quality service provides a comprehensive set of health-relevant forecasts for the day ahead which addresses all of these factors for people living, working and visiting the Capital. AirTEXT has also developed a ‘widget’ to enable their information to be easily featured on other websites in a customised format.

Updated: 20 March 2017