September 2nd, 2011
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1 mosquito coil =100 cigarettes

According to a recent study conducted in Malyasia, smoke emitted from one mosquito repellant coil is equivalent to those of 100 cigarettes, Chest Research Foundation director Sandeep Salvi said.”Not many people know about it, but the damage done to your lungs by one mosquito coil is equivalent to the damage done by 100 cigarettes, “he said.

He was speaking at the conference ‘Air Pollution and Our Health’, organised by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) along with the Indian Council for Medical Research and the Indian Medical Association. Salvi said there is a lack of awareness about the impact of air pollution on human health.Salvi said that indoor air pollution too is a health risk factor whoich is totally ignored.

he pointed out that there is a  “lack of research culture” among Indian doctors. Salvi said there is a lack of awareness about the impact of air pollution on human health.



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