Smog is simply a type of air pollution which we are facing right now in Punjab. Till now a number of people are injured and one person died due to accidents because of smog.
— Shahbaz Taseer (@ShahbazTaseer) November 2, 2017
— M. Saad Arslan Sadiq (@Arslan_Sadiq) October 31, 2017
The PML(N) MNA Maiza Hameed blamed it on India
— Maiza Hameed (@MaizaHameed) October 31, 2017
But a fellow came up with a rebuttal
— Waqas Mirza (@wiqi) November 1, 2017
Our focus here is not to get bogged down in details as this issue can’t be countered in just a day so we are just gonna focus on the effects of smog and the precautions you need to take
- Irritation in eyes
- Inflammation in tissues of lungs
- Pain in chest
- Cold and Pneumonia
- It can cause asthma attacks
- Pre-mature death in case of asthma and heart patients
- Damage to plant growth
We are not going to blame any political party or talk about a billion trees here as our focus is for immediate steps and precautions to be taken
- Avoid being outside and areas with heavy traffic and during peak hours to reduce exposure to smog.
- If you are outside, take lots of rest breaks in the shade and drink plenty of water or other fluids.
- Avoid outside work or exercise until the alert is over.
- Use air purifier in home to maintain good indoor air quality. Keep the doors and windows of your home closed.
- Wash your eyes thoroughly every time you are exposed to smog.
- Using glasses while travelling to protect your eyes will be really helpful.
- Avoid carbonated drinks (soft drinks) during the alert hours.
- Use dust mask while going outside.
- Keep your vehicles well maintained and drive carefully to avoid accidents.