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The dangers of PM2.5


I'm beginning to wonder! .. Coughing, sneezing, mucus, sore throat, difficulty breathing, chest pain .. Is it COVID or not!? Many of you may be worried that The threat of COVID-19 is so bad that we may overlook the most dangerous silent danger from toxic dust PM2.5.

During this time we may feel like we have a sore throat, coughing, sneezing, and runny nose, which may be a result of PM2.5 dust during the winter in Thailand. Reports of air pollutant levels will be found to exceed standards in many places.

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How dangerous is PM 2.5?

PM 2.5 dust is dust that is smaller than 2.5 microns, or approximately 1/25th the diameter of a human hair. which when it is very small allows it to escape through the filtration of our nose and into the lungs, where it causes inflammation of the respiratory system. and the circulatory system Worse than that! PM 2.5 dust is a carcinogen. There are dangerous heavy metals in the dust.

For symptoms caused by exposure to PM2.5 dust in the body

People who are exposed to dust initially often have symptoms of coughing, sneezing, mucus, phlegm, and sore throat. Then they may have difficulty breathing, chest pain, bronchitis, and asthma that worsens, making it easier for people to get infected with pneumonia. Dermatitis is an itchy rash on the skin. and when exposed to long-term dust Lung function will worsen. Risk of respiratory disease, heart disease, conjunctivitis, emphysema, and stroke. Increased risk of lung cancer Wrinkled skin prematurely

The dangers of PM2.5
Taking care of yourself from pollution, dust, PM2.5
  1. Monitor the air quality index periodically.

  2. Use an effective air purifier, There is a HEPA filter that can filter dust and small particles for long-term health.

  3. Avoid doing activities outside the building.

  4. If you have to leave the building You should wear a mask that can filter small dust particles (N-95) and glasses to prevent dust and pollution that can irritate your eyes.

  5. Use saline to rinse your nose. To wash away dust and smoke, reduce nasal congestion, or gargle one's throat to relieve a sore throat.

  6. For those who do not have chronic diseases or are otherwise healthy. If there are abnormal symptoms that interfere with daily life, you should see a doctor immediately, such as tightness in the chest, unusual breathlessness, pain, dizziness, a series of coughs, and coughing with a whistling sound. Fever and shortness of breath, etc.

  7. For people with chronic diseases such as allergies, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, or asthma. You should keep an eye out for symptoms of recurrent disease. If symptoms appear, you should use medication or initial treatment as the doctor has recommended and see a doctor quickly if the symptoms do not disappear.

You can periodically monitor the air quality index at

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