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Lahore coughed its way through Wednesday morning commute after being smothered in dense and soupy smog. Many blamed the heavy amounts of tear gas used by the police on protestors; rest blamed the cutting off of trees in Lahore for the government’s new orange train project.
Smog is a kind of air pollution, a haze intensified by smoke or other atmospheric pollutants. According to reports, the smog in Lahore decreased visibility in open areas and Motorway to 20-25 m. This condition is creating serious breathing ailments and eye infections. It is a serious climatic condition which is getting worse with time.
How To Protect Yourself From Smog Pollution?
Following are some ways to protect yourself from the effects of smog pollution:
• Avoid being outside around high-traffic areas and during rush hours to reduce exposure to smog
• If you are outside, take lots of rest breaks in the shade and drink plenty of fluids
• Reschedule strenuous outside work or exercise until the alert is over.
• Masks should be used for protection and eyes should be frequently washed.
If you feel wheezing, cough and shortness of breath, you may need medical attention. Also check with friends and family members who are older and/or have respiratory conditions, to make sure that they’re coping.