What is the smog?
The “smog” is a mixture of emissions under specific weather conditions. These emissions consist of;
- Cars and other vehicles pollution
- Open burning materials
How can “smog” affect my health?
Exposure to smog can lead to several different types of short-term health complications due to its ozone contents. These are including of;
- Coughing and throat or chest problems:
Too much high levels of ozone can disturb your respiratory system, usually lasting for a few minutes or hours after you’ve been infected by smog. However, ozone can still retain effects to harm your lungs even after symptoms disappear.
- Worse symptoms of asthma:
If someone is suffering from asthma complications, exposure to high levels of ozone from smog can doubles the asthma attacks.
- Difficulty in breathing and lung mechanism:
Smog can make it feel too difficult to breathe deeply in affected atmosphere, especially during physical exercise.
How can someone protect himself from smog?
Following precautions can help you when ozone levels are getting higher;
- Shorten your outdoor activities if ozone levels are high.
- Try to keep your activities indoor on smoggy season, as the more vigorous your activity level, the greater your chances of experiencing respiratory problems.