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Smog effect: asthmatic allergies rise by 20% in Patiala

Just like Delhi, Patiala too seems to be suffering from the effects of smog. The patients of asthma and allergies have already increased by 20%.

punjab Updated: Nov 07, 2016 15:18 IST
HT Correspondent
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Commuters were seen having a hard time making their way through thick fog at Pehowa Road in Patiala on Sunday.(Bharat Bhushan/HT Photo)

Just like Delhi, Patiala too seems to be suffering from the effects of smog. The patients of asthma and allergies have already increased by 20%.

Dr Bharat Bhushan, associate professor, TB & Chest Diseases Hospital said, “Increased level of air pollution causes respiratory diseases and at the same time worsens already existing bronchial asthma, bronchitis, naso-bronchial allergies.”

“It also causes cardiac attacks and headaches,” he said.

“The mixture of smoke and fog is dangerous for respiratory and cardiac systems and thus for whole body, as it interferes oxygenation in lungs,” he said.

“Government should take corrective measures and farmers should be educated against stubble burning and for causing less vehicular smoke pollution” he added.

“We suggested the people not to go for morning and evening walk in this polluted environment,” he said.

“We are dying in this environment and government is silent. I failed to understand the role of our governments and experts. Fog is in God’s hand but stubble burning is an invited problem,” said Gurmail Singh, a resident.

Meanwhile, regional Met director Surinder Pal Singh said, “The visibility level has increased on Sunday. It is expected that the visibility will further increase in next 48 hours.”