Travel insurance pre-existing condition


We’ve talked a lot about the impact of the volcanic ash cloud on transport arrangements, but if you suffer from a lung condition, you might want to know about the public health risks.

Well, the good news is that the Health Protection Agency said the ash from the Eyjafjallajoekull eruption did not pose a significant risk to public health because of its high altitude.

However, in light of the news that ash has started to reach ground level in the UK, the British Lung Foundation has warned people with lung conditions to keep their medication with them as a precautionary measure, as they may experience short-term worsening of symptoms.

The British Lung Foundation’s Helpline can also provide advice to anyone concerned about the ash cloud and lung health on 08458 50 50 20