Pindiites asked not to burn chemicals or waste

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Staff Reporter

Citizens have been asked not to burn chemicals and waste keeping in view the looming threat of smog in the city.
Chief Executive Officer District Health Authority Dr Muhammad Sohail Chaudary told media that on the instruction of Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar immediate measures are being taken to implement the anti-smog protocol act in letter and spirit.
In order to mitigate the factors behind smog, there is a need to adopt preventive measure and increase awareness, he added.
Sohail advised people to wear masks to protect themselves from breathing problems including eye, nose and throat infections.
DHA focal person for smog Dr Muhammad Ali Mirza further recommended to avoid physical activity such as walk at evening and morning timing.
He advised the people to drink plenty of water and clean houses with wet cloths instead of besom.
He said that wearing protected sunglasses while going outside could be helpful to avoid any sort of eye infection.
He said that smog might affect the human health during the start of winter season due to the change of climate and environmental pollution.
Dr Ali said that promotion of tree plantation was vital for avoiding smog and checking environmental pollution.

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