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PM 2.5 Dust Effects on Health


Short -Term Effects

  • Eyes, nose, throat, and respiratory irritation.
  • Eye pain, cough, sneeze, runny nose, breathing difficulty, and exhaustion.
  • Deteriorates lung function.
  • It might cause the recurrence of congenital diseases such as asthma or heart diseases.

Long-Term Effects

  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Deteriorates lung function
  • Increases the risk of lung cancer because PM 2.5 dust is one of the carcinogens. Especially in patients who have respiratory problems, heart diseases as well as children and elderly, they are more sensitive to the dust, and they might be more susceptible than others.

How to protect yourself from PM 2.5 dust

  • Avoid outdoor activities such as exercise or running on unsafe PM2.5 level areas.
  • Wear a mask that can protect you from PM 2.5.
  • Drink water to increase oxygen to the blood.
  • Avoid volatile organic compounds such as combustible waste, painting materials, and pollution from transportation and industrial wastes.

If you have any abnormal symptoms such as respiratory distress, cough, breathing difficulty, or exhaustion; you should see the doctor immediately.

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