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What is PM2.5?
PM2.5 particles are floating particulate matters in the air measuring 2.5 micrometers in diameter or less. PM2.5 is so small it can be absorbed into the bloodstream upon inhalation. For this reason, it is typically the pollutant posing the greatest health threat.
Where does it come from? •Sources can be derived from either manmade or natural sources, or created by other pollutants. •Combustion resulting from power plants •Smoke and soot from wildfires and waste burning
•Industrial processes involving chemical reactions between gases (sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and volatile organic compounds). How does it affect our health?
Short term effects: ● Irritation to the eyes, throat, and nose ● Irregular heartbeats ● Asthma attacks ●Coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath
Long term effects: ●Respiratory illnesses such as bronchitis. asthma, emphysema
● Lung tissue damage
● Cancer ● Heart attack ● Stroke
Source: AirVisual App