PM 2.5 microparticles and all the dangerous chemicals released by burning trees, but - unfortunately - also from plastic or other toxic waste that our fellow citizens dump in the forests, pose a class I risk to health and carcinogenesis. reports the Hellenic Cancer Society.
EAE is recommended for oncology patients, especially those who are suffering from the disease or its treatments, to stay at home and avoid leaving it except for an urgent health need. For scheduled treatment, contact the treating physicians for the possibility of postponing the date of treatment (or examination) to the following days. The Administrations of the Hospitals and their staff are called to postpone the appointments due to this reason to serve them on an emergency basis in the most immediate time.
The use of the well-known surgical mask we use for the pandemic does not protect against the inhalation of 2.5 microparticles. Only special N-95 masks well applied provide better protection.
After the end of the air pollution, the citizens are called to wash their shutters, windows and balconies in order to remove from their surroundings toxic substances that have settled on them.
On the occasion of this catastrophe, the Hellenic Cancer Society calls on all citizens to consider that the tens of thousands of fireplaces that burn wood also cause the same dangerous effects on our health in winter. Their smoke poisons those who use them, but also their neighbors and the whole city.