Weather of Arabia - The human body has different defense mechanisms to deal with the dust we breathe, but these mechanisms may become insufficient when the dust is thick and the dust particles are small,
Effects of dust waves on human health
Dust particles are known to cause damage to the respiratory and cardiovascular systems, and they can irritate the eyes, throat and skin. The effects and harms of dust on human health are mainly related to the size of the particles carried by dust waves, and they are as follows:
Health symptoms caused by dust and dirt
- Airway irritation, cough, wheezing and difficulty breathing
- poor lung function ضعف
- Exacerbation of asthma, COPD and other chronic lung diseases: wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath and increased frequency and severity of attacks
- In rare cases, small particles may increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes in susceptible people.
Important tips to avoid health hazards caused by dust waves
- Stay indoors and close windows and doors as much as possible
- Avoid direct exposure to dust clouds
- Seek medical help if you have increased health symptoms
- Avoid prolonged or strenuous effort in areas with high dust pollution
- The use of air conditioners is considered safe because of the air filtration systems in them
What should I do if I have health symptoms caused by dust?
- If you're having trouble breathing, seek medical attention — either from your GP or your local emergency department.
- People (adults and children) with asthma should follow their asthma instructions and use their medications as instructed by their doctor.
- People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or another chronic lung condition should continue to take regular medications.
- If dust causes itching in the eyes, nose and skin - rinse thoroughly with water and if symptoms persist, seek medical attention.