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Health Ministry issues pollution advisory for citizens

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The Union Health Ministry has issued a health advisory in view of the severe air pollution in the city. In the advisory issued today, the Health Ministry has stated that people should remain indoor if they have breathing difficulty and also try to keep children indoor as much as possible. People should avoid morning walk or any other strenuous outdoor activity that increases breathing rate.

It is advised to drink plenty of water and fluids, not to smoke any tobacco product indoor as well as outdoor and minimize the use of deodorants and room sprays as much as possible. The advisory also asked people to avoid the areas with smoke or heavy dust. In case of heart ailments or chronic respiratory disease or asthma, people should continue their medication as advised by their physician. If people have difficulty in breathing, increase in breathing rate, palpitations or severe bout of coughing and/or sneezing, they should consult for medical assistance.

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First Published: Wed, November 08 2017. 20:20 IST