Don’t use Mosquito coil Smoke 100 cigarette instead.
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It is always been said that Old Is gold, our ancestors are smart enough to use Mosquito Nets instead of all those 3 minutes mosquito killers, coils, liquids, mats. Don’t you thing something which can kill mosquito which is a living being like use will not affect us in the same way.
Just to let you know once I use to use mosquito repellent and which I use to keep near to bed and after few days I felt that I was having some problem in breathing, I was not able to understand why it was happening, after analyzing for some time I kept the repellent far from the bed and realized that the my breathing became normal within 1-2 days.
It’s better to use natural things then to these synthesized products which affect us a lot with the time. The shortcuts will not lead us anywhere but to bad health scenarios. Fast and portable is not always good.
Let’s now see some bad effect of these products which affects use badly in long run which we don’t realize sooner.
Smoke emitted from one mosquito repellent coil is equivalent to those of 100 cigarettes, thus causing harm to a large number of people in India, an expert says :
Now in our society it has become a practice to use these products, just for ease and quick solutions, but the smoke or fume that comes out of these products may contain harmful pollutants which is sure a health concern:
“Mr. Sandeep Salvi, who spoke at the conference 'Air Pollution and Our Health', which was organized by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) along with the Indian Council for Medical Research and the Indian Medical Association. He talks about a recent Malaysian study which insists that the damage done to lungs by one mosquito coil is equivalent to the damage done by 100 cigarettes.”
And he added “Burning one mosquito coil released the same amount of particulate matter as burning 75-137 cigarettes would emit.”
These products contains a carcinogenic chemical that causes cancer, and allethrin, though safe for killing mosquitoes, excessive exposure to its smoke from burning coils may have adverse effects on human health.
These coils contains:
• Pyrethrum - a natural, powdered material from a kind of chrysanthemum plant; performance moderate
• Pyrethrins - an extract of the insecticidal chemicals in pyrethrum
• Allethrin - sometimes d-trans-allethrin, the first synthetic pyrethroid
• Esbiothrin - a form of allethrin
• Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) - an optional additive to prevent pyrethroid from oxidizing during burning
• Piperonyl butoxide (PBO) - an optional additive to improve the effectiveness of pyrethroid
• N-Octyl bicycloheptene dicarboximide (MGK 264) - an optional additive to improve the effectiveness of a pyrethroid
Some of which are not good for health.
Even if it’s compulsory to use these product never use it in closed room, keep something open to let it out.
And prefer Mosquito nets instead of other product it helps…..