ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HAZE

HAZE

  • HAZEconsists of sufficient smoke, dust, moisture, and vapour suspended in air to impair visibility. Is an air-borne mixture of pollutants that includes soot particles, carbon dioxide and other toxic gases.

  • Long-term exposure to the haze and particulate matter can lead to the development of medical conditions such as bronchitis and a higher incidence of lung cancer. Thus it is best to stay indoors during hazy situations when the PSI is at unhealthy levels.

  • Difference between haze and fog. Mist and fog are caused by water droplets in the air, and the only difference is how far you can see. Haze is the reflection of sunlight off air pollution, while smog is what happens when pollution causes low-lying ozone.

  • Ground-level ozone and airborne particles are the two pollutants that pose the greatest threat to human health.

 

  • The 5 major air pollutants?

    • Particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5)

    • Ozone (O3)

    • Nitrogen dioxide (NO2)

    • Carbon monoxide (CO)

    • Sulphur dioxide (SO2)

  • How to Protect Yourself from the Haze?

    • Stay Indoors. Avoid going outdoors as much as possible. …

    • Clean Air Conditioner Filters and User Air Purifier. …

    • Don’t Strain Yourself. …

    • Wear a Mask. …

    • Stop Smoking. …

    • Increase Water Intake. …

    • Wash Your Hands and Face. …

    • Consume Fresh Fruits and Vegetables.

  • Bad air quality can cause other health problems including aggravated respiratory disease such as emphysema, bronchitis and asthma. Lung damage, even after symptoms such as coughing, or a sore throat disappear. Wheezing, chest pain, dry throat, headache or nausea.