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What is Smog and it’s Affects on Our Health

Probably winter fog is not something that bothers people but the smog does. Smog is a term which is being used for the mixture of pollutants—nitrogen oxides and unstable organic compounds—that combine with sunlight to form ozone.

A produced by a set of complex photochemical reactions, Smog is a term that was first used in London during the early 1900's to explain the combination of smoke and fog.

Today the smog has transformed into much dangerous mixture that includes various air pollutants such as nitrogen oxides and other chemical compounds. This fatal mixture interacts with sunlight to form ground-level ozone that hangs like a heavy mist over many cities in developed countries.

Since smog is a mixture of various pollutants, it harms the environment and can affect human health. People who are going through several health issues such as asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis and other respiratory problems are advised to stay away from smog as it can cause or worsen health problems.


By: Priyanka Negi