SMOG Precautionary measures

Smog is a type of air pollutant formed from gases that are released in the air when fuels are burnt. When sunlight and its heat react with these gases and fine particles in the atmosphere, smog is formed.
Exposure to smog can lead to several different types of short-term health problems due to its ozone content. These include:
• Coughing and throat or chest irritation
• Worsening of asthma symptoms
• Difficulty breathing especially during exercise.
It’s important to note that smog affects everyone differently, and some people are more susceptible to its negative effects. Those who are more vulnerable to the negative health effects of smog include people engaged in heavy labour or exercise, children, seniors and those with heart disease or lung conditions such as asthma, emphysema or chronic bronchitis.
Precautions
Visit the NDMA website for precautionary measures at http://www.ndma.gov.pk/files/somg.jpg

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