Call for an instant quote
0345 90 80 161
Open Mon to Fri 09:00 - 17:30 | Sat 09:00 - 16:00 (GMT)
01 August 2011 14:14
People travelling to Maryland have been warned over high levels of air pollution
People suffering from underlying health problems - such as asthma or lung disease - should be extra careful during Code Orange or Code Red days, according to health experts.
The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued Code Red air quality alerts, indicating that air pollution concentration in the region has hit unhealthy levels, recently.
Those planning a trip to the US state may find it reassuring to have a comprehensive
medical travel insurance policy in place before setting off.
According to local doctors and health experts, running on such days could lead to health problems. They warned that the risk is higher for people with underlying health problems.
Dr Clifford S Mitchell, assistant director for Environmental Health and Food Protection at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, said: "Bad air is bad air. It can have a physiological effect on anybody."
The expert said bad air can cause asthma attacks as well as other health problems, while rise in temperature can lead to heat-related injuries.
According to the Air Quality Index, Code Green means little or no risk, Code Purple indicates "very unhealthy" air, while Codes Orange and Red mean "unhealthy" air.
26 October 2016
People could be at a bigger risk of having high blood pressure if their home is close to a busy road, research has suggested.
25 October 2016
Almost 200 ill youngsters have been given the chance to enjoy a holiday of a lifetime thanks to the annual Dreamflight trip.
22 October 2016
A "perfect storm" of the falling value of the pound and security fears means holidaymakers are avoiding travel in Europe during October half-term.
21 October 2016
A union is warning of travel chaos over the Christmas period at four major UK airports, unless a baggage carrier transfers staff to other companies.
20 October 2016
Thousands of passengers faced travel chaos yesterday after rail service through the Channel Tunnel was suspended because of a power failure.
19 October 2016
People planning holidays from Gatwick Airport in the run up to Christmas could face travel chaos as unions threaten to strike over a pension dispute.
18 October 2016
Eurostar has said it will cut 12 services from London St Pancras to Paris and Brussels.
15 October 2016
Tourists in Thailand are being advised to "behave respectfully" and wear "sombre" clothing as the country mourns King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
14 October 2016
Holidaymakers are being warned to buy currency in advance as exchange rates being offered are as little as 0.96 euro to the pound at airports.
13 October 2016
Scientists say there is strong evidence air pollution and vitamin D deficiency can cause dementia.
12 October 2016
More people are going on holiday than at any time in the past five years despite terror attacks and the impact of Brexit, according to a study.
11 October 2016
People from across North Carolina had to be rescued from their homes as the downgraded Hurricane Matthew blew out to sea - leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.