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Health Ministry warns elderly and asthma sufferers of smog in Athens

The Health Ministry warned the elderly and asthma sufferers on Sunday that smog levels in Athens and other urban areas were at dangerous levels due to weather conditions and the high number of people burning wood to stay warm.

The ministry warned that people over the age of 65 should limit their physical activity and that asthma sufferers might need to use their inhalers more frequently because of the smog.

The Health and Environment ministries had issued a statement on Saturday night asking households to limit the use of fireplaces to prevent the build up of smog.