Smog In Lahore: Polluted Atmosphere of Lahore Causing Allergies. The data released by the US Air Quality Index revealed that Lahore is on top of the list of the most polluted cities in the world, on the other hand, Karachi has become the 5th most polluted city. India’s Delhi is the second, Kyrgyzstan’s Bishkek the third whereas Bangladesh’s Dhaka is in the fourth number.
The residents of Lahore woke up to a cloudy blanket of smog. The smog in Lahore has reduced the visibility for travelers and has prompted several complaints of respiratory and eye allergies.
As per the atmosphere of Lahore and Punjab in general… it’s not fog… it’s SMOG…. a very thick toxic blanket of pollutants which is threatening health. Even now the smog has got denser and people complain of feeling it inside their homes, burning eyes, and heavy breathing. Visibility on open areas and motorways. This condition creates serious breathing ailments and eye infections.
In countries elsewhere, this climatic condition calls for emergency closing down of schools, public places so people could come in contact with this danger as little as possible.
It can cause health problems such as asthma, flu, coughing, allergies, bronchial infections, and heart problems.
To avoid the risk wear masks to protect yourself and your children. Eyewash should be used frequently to clear eyes.
The schools in general and the government, in particular, should take a step with immediate effect to cope with the situation. They should measure the Air Quality Index and take adequate measures.
The capital of neighboring India, New Delhi, is also at a higher level of air pollution. The recently concluded festival of Diwali worsened the problem owing to a high volume of firecrackers, encouraging the local officials to proclaim some initiatives to control the threat.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department predicted that the “moderate levels” of smog to continue in Lahore and its adjoining areas for at least the next few days.
Let’s all pray to Allah for his blessings in the form of rain.