Do you wonder that the visible mist weather during the coming winter is the natural mist? Be careful, it may a danger that you are not being aware.
What is PM2.5?
PM2.5 has a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometers, which are 20 – 30 times smaller than the width human hair. It is in the air we breathe and commonly mixing with vapor, smoke and gases. It is so small as to be invisible.
The potential harmful effects from excessive exposure to PM2.5
The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that around 7 million people per year died early as a result of air pollution exposure.
PM2.5 is the technical term for fine particulate matter measuring 2.5 micrometers or less in diameter. It is small enough to invade human airways, slip into the bloodstream, worsen olfactory function and affect the brain directly. It is also known to trigger or worsen chronic disease such as
1. Respiratory System
Symptom of PM2.5 exposure includes nose irritation. It can penetrate into lungs and cause pulmonary injuries.
2. Heart and Vascular Diseases
PM2.5 can enter into the blood system causing polycythemia and stimulating heart rate which increases risk of heart attacks or vascular diseases.
3. Skin Diseases
PM2.5 easily penetrates the skin and may causes skin damage, wrinkle, aging, dull skin, pimple or inflammation.
An exposure to dust can cause eye irritation. An exposure to PM2.5 may influence to conjunctivitis or eyes discomfort.
5. Neurological Disorders
PM2.5 affects to brain development. It can enter the brain, induce inflammatory and trigger the development of alzheimer’s disease and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
PM2.5 Prevention Tips• Reduce your exposure in the high PM2.5 areas. • Wear dust mask if you have outdoor activity. N95 face mask is recommended. • Keep monitor the air quality situation.