“Not many people know about it, but the lung damage caused by a single coil mosquito is equivalent to the damage caused by 100 cigarettes. This is according to a recent study conducted in Malaysia,” said Sandeep Salvi, director of the Chest ResearchFoundation, as reported by Timesofindia.
Sandeep make submissions as the conference ‘Air Pollution and Our Health’ organized by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) along with the Indian Council for Medical Research and the Indian Medical Association.
Within a single cigarette contains over 4,000 toxic chemicals (toxic) and 43 cancer-causing compounds (carcinogens). Inhaled cigarette smoke contains harmful substances such as tar, carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide, heavy metals and free radicals. Each of these substances damage the body in different ways.
Other chemicals contained in cigarette smoke can damage the lungs include hydrocarbons, nitrous oxides, organic acids, phenols and oxidizing materials. Free radicals are highly reactive chemicals that can cause damage to heart muscle and blood vessels.
The smell of cigarette smoke are also difficult due to missing smoke cigarettes made of long chains of molecules, so it took a long or difficult to remove, especially on the cloth.Besides cigarette smoke produced generally contain many substances or residues.
Unfortunately, lower-middle people in Indonesia and other countries most widely used anti-mosquito coils because the price is affordable.
safe way to use a mosquito coil, among others:
- The room must have adequate ventilation so that air circulation
- Laid under the bed because the target is not human mosquito users
- Placed in the direction of air flow so as not to interfere with breathing
- Put mosquito coils with a distance of 1.5 meters from the nearest human.
- If you have asthma, it should use mosquito coils in the afternoon before entering the room. And remove it when you go to bed so as not to interfere with breathing.
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