PM 2.5 dust values ​ increasing, putting young children at high risk

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PM 2.5 dust values ​​are increasing, putting young children at high risk of coughing, sneezing, and allergies reoccurring. Advise parents to avoid activities outside the home.

Department of Medical Services by Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health Point out air pollution (small dust PM 2.5) increasing Affecting everyone’s health Especially in young children and children with congenital respiratory diseases, asthma, allergies, if any abnormal symptoms appear, see a doctor immediately. Report from

Dr. Weerawut Imsamran, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Medical Services said that PM 2.5 has return again during the winter.

Fine dust particles that exceed the standard level affect everyone’s health. This is especially true in young children and children with congenital respiratory diseases. Inhaling toxic dust can cause a burning nose, runny nose, difficulty breathing, coughing, phlegm, and sore throat. Itchy rashes in areas exposed to dust. If received for a long time Will result in intellectual and developmental abnormalities. It makes the lungs more easily infected, causing asthma and allergies to worsen. If exposed to large amounts of PM 2.5 for a long time, it may increase the risk of lung cancer. In addition, PM 2.5 dust is so small that it can be absorbed into the bloodstream. and spread throughout the body May stimulate inflammation in blood vessels which leads to coronary artery disease and blood vessel contraction.

Dr. Akkarathan Jitnuyanon, Director of the Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health. The Medical Department revealed

That parents should avoid taking children to outdoor activities or to areas with dust levels exceeding the specified standards. While in the house, doors and windows should closed tightly. And turn on the air purifier that has a HEPA filter, which helps reduce the amount of PM 2.5 dust. In cases where it is necessary to go out to do activities outside the home or go to an area where the amount of dust exceeds the standard, an N95 mask must be worn in infants or children.

Small children are not recommended to travel outside the home. You should rinse your nose with saline regularly to help you breathe easier. Regularly wipe the house and various furniture clean with a damp cloth. To reduce the accumulation of small dust particles within the home. If you find that your child has a cough, chest tightness, difficulty breathing, or unusual rashes on the body, please take them to the doctor immediately.