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Protect Yourself From Haze on Malaysia, Singapore and Riau

Recently the air quality in Malaysia is poor due to the haze.  Latest update from the Department of Environment Malaysia indicated unhealthy levels of air pollution in the Klang Valley, Putrajaya and moderate unhealthy level at Penang Island and Perai, where is Cyberjaya Kuala lumpur may be suffering from some health complications because of haze. 

Please read on below about some health tips from the medical practitioner on how to protect yourself from haze.

You can monitor the Air Pollution Index (API) in your area here

Who Are At Risk ?
  • All of us
  • High risk groups:
-Children, Senior Citizens, Smokers
-People who are prone to respiratory ailments such as Asthma, Heart problems and Allergies

How Haze Can Impact your Health ?
  • Eye inflammation or conjunctivitis
  • Nasal irritation stimutaltes mucus production
  • Throat irritation leads to mucus discharge which can clog the respiratory tract
  • Lung tissue inflammation and scarring. Patients with lung, heart or severe asthmatic problems may have difficulty breathing. At higher levels of pollution, most people will start to feel breathlessness and cough.
What you should watch out for?
  • Coughing
  • Runny nose
  • Itchy throat
  • Stinging/watery eyes
  • Headache
  • Cough with or without mucus
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Persons with existing heart or lung condition who suffer from breathing problems shortness of breath, cough or wheezing, chest pain or discomfort should seek medical attention immediately 
How To Protect Yourself  from Haze?
  • Minimize outdoor activities, especially outdoor sports
  • When you need to go outside, wear a face mask
  • Close all windows and openings that may allow haze to enter your home or office
  • If you are staying in a building with a central air conditioning system, install an air cleaning device to reduce the amount of air contaminants in your building
  • At home, use a portable air purifier to keep the particulate levels low
  • Fine particles can enter an air-conditioning building through the fresh air intake and by filtration through openings and gaps. Keep your air-conditioner in tip-top working condition with regular cleaning and servicing
  • If your are suffering from any existing disease, remember to take your medication regularly
  • If you are feeling breathlessness, seek medical attention immediately
  • Drink plenty of fluids
See also:
Benefits of Water For Body And Humans
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