Haze and Homeopathy
The haze levels in Singapore hit a record high on Wednesday 19th June 2013, as raging forest fires from neighbouring Indonesia triggered a major health alarm and sent residents scrambling for face masks.
The three-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) soared past the "hazardous" level of 400 on 21 June 2013 at 11am.
The previous high of 226 was recorded in September 1997 at the height of a Southeast Asian calamity resulting from the haze from Indonesia, where slash-and-burn farming generates vast amounts of smoke during the dry season that begins in June.
Experts have also warned that it is also relevant to consider another indicator known as the PM 2.5 Concentration reading in addition to the closely-watched PSI.
PM 2.5 is basically a better measurement of smaller particles…Basically particles are finer, so these particles tend to penetrate into our respiratory tract deeper, and they can also embed in our lungs. So it's also equally essential to know this PM 2.5 value.
Symptoms due to Haze
- Lung irritation
- Asthma attacks
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation is more frequent at unhealthy Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) levels
- Breathing difficulties, especially in patients with chronic heart or lung conditions
- Even healthy people may have some irritation in the eyes and throat
Homeopathy: Preventive treatment for Haze*
Prevention is better than cure.
We have natural remedies to prevent haze related symptoms.
Homeopathic remedies are so diluted that they do not have toxic effects. There are no side effects with homeopathy so this treatment is beyond a doubt safer than any other treatment. That is why they are ideal for Infants, Children, and the Elderly & in Pregnancy as well.
Prevention for Haze
- Wearing a mask could help healthy people who experience discomfort
- Air ionisers or purifiers may also offer some relief
- When PSI readings go above 100, children, seniors and people with existing heart or respiratory ailments should reduce physical exertion and outdoor activity
- The general population should reduce vigorous outdoor activity