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    Health Hazards Posed by Volcanic Smog

    Health Hazards Posed by Volcanic Smog and How to Deal with It

    As we know, the past two weeks had shares of volcanic scare given how the Taal Volcano is at the moment. This includes the volcanic smog that it currently produces, causing people to be wary of the harmful effect that might have in terms of health.

    Volcanic Smog or Vog is a natural phenomenon that occurs when volcanic emissions react with sunlight, oxygen, and moisture in the atmosphere. It can have serious consequences for both the environment and human health. Prolonged exposure can lead to various health issues, particularly for individuals with respiratory conditions like asthma or bronchitis. Common symptoms may include coughing, wheezing, throat irritation, and shortness of breath.

    That’s why it’s important to protect yourself from the harmful effects of smog or vog by following these tips:

    Regular Intake of Vitamins

    Boost your immune system and stay healthy by taking vitamins such as ImmunPro and Berocca regularly

    Instilling Eye Drops for Irritated and Dry Eyes 

    Vog particles can irritate the eyes, causing redness, itching, and discomfort. Eye drops to provide soothing relief, reducing inflammation and irritation caused by environmental factors are available at Shinagawa Pharmacy.

    Wearing of face masks 

    Prevent inhaling vog particles outside by wearing face masks

    Limit Outdoor Exposure

    If you have respiratory conditions, try to stay indoors as much as possible

    Stay Hydrated

    Drink 8 glasses of water and as much needed as proper hydration helps boost your immune system

    Living in proximity to active volcanoes brings its own set of unique challenges, and vog is certainly one of them. However, with the right precautions and support from products like vitamins and eye drops that you can conveniently purchase through Shinagawa Pharmacy you can take steps to protect your health and well-being. Remember, it’s always best to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice on dealing with vog-related health concerns. 

    Stay safe, stay informed, and breathe easy!

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