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Kwasi York

A year ago

AIR POLLUTION WARNING FROM EPA AND GHANA METEOROLOGICAL AGENCY

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A year ago

The Information from EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), GMA/GMet (Ghana Meteorological Agency) and GHS (Ghana Health Service) is that the current change in weather/atmosphere across the country is not harmattan, but rather an extreme form of air pollution with dire consequences on human health.

This can be hazardous and lead to:

 1. Reduced Lung function.

 2. Respiratory infection

3. Inflammation

 4. Oxidative Stress (low level of antioxidants which creates an imbalance in your body) Etc. Consequently, everyone is being advised to: - Mask-up (wear nose mask) - Stay hydrated (Drink more water) - Cover food and water very well to prevent dust from settling on them. - Wash fruits very well before eating them. - And stay indoors as much as possible. This condition may prevail for a considerable period. Therefore, let’s take note and adhere and keep our families and friends informed. Thank you.


The current change in weather/atmosphere in Ghana has been a matter of concern, and recent information from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMA/GMet), and Ghana Health Service (GHS) indicate that it is not harmattan as previously thought. Instead, it is an extreme form of air pollution that can have dire consequences on human health.

Air pollution can lead to reduced lung function, respiratory infections, inflammation, oxidative stress, and other health issues. It is essential to take precautions to protect oneself from the harmful effects of this pollution.

To stay safe, everyone is advised to wear a nose mask, stay hydrated by drinking more water, cover food and water properly to prevent dust from settling on them, wash fruits well before eating them, and stay indoors as much as possible. These precautions are crucial in safeguarding your health and that of your loved ones.

It is important to note that this condition may persist for a considerable period. Therefore, it is crucial to stay informed and adhere to the guidelines provided by the relevant authorities. By doing so, we can keep ourselves and our communities safe from the harmful effects of air pollution.

Let us all take responsibility for our health and wellbeing and keep our families and friends informed.

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