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SMOG IN CHANDIGARH: BEST WAY TO PROTECT YOURSELF

By Jasmeet Singh . 14th November 2017 02:30pm
SMOG IN CHANDIGARH: BEST WAY TO PROTECT YOURSELF

The fog in Chandigarh is turning into smog due to smoke emitted by crop burning. After the smog in New Delhi, Smog has become a national issue. This is the first time in recent past that Chandigarh is witnessing smog. According to the Air Quality Index (AQI), the quality of air is poor and dangerous to human health. Although it is a thin layer, the Director of Meteorological Department says it is a cause for concern. With the increase in air pollution, there is a need for a general awareness of how to keep safe. What is Smog? Smog is a harmful mixture of fog and smoke inclusive of other air particles. These air particles include Sulphur dioxide, Nitrogen dioxide, and Carbon monoxide to mention but a few. Smog is caused by coal burning in the area, crop burning and the exhaust emitted by vehicles, power plants, firecrackers, and much more. Effects of Smog to the Human Body

  • Smog causes inflamed lungs just like the effect of smoking cigarette.
  • Smog dries out the protective membrane of the nose and throat.
  • It leads to major road accidents and causes flights to be canceled.
  • Smog causes lung cancer and reduces the ability of the body to resist infection
Best ways to Protect Yourself from Smog
  • Use facial masks with air purifiers
  • In homes, use air purifiers and techniques like wet mopping
  • Avoid congested areas
  • Drive slowly
  • Avoid outdoor exercises and avoid late night outs
  • For those with respiratory disorders, always carry along your asthma pump