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Toxic smog leads to closure of Lahore schools three days a week

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Toxic smog leads to closure of Lahore schools three days a week

LAHORE (Dunya News) – Schools in the provincial capital will remain closed for three days in a week from November 27 to January 15 with the city blanketed in a toxic smog that experts say is putting residents at risk.

The Punjab government has announced three holidays every week in government and private schools in Lahore.

Schools and offices will be closed on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, the notification said.

According to the notification, the restriction would be in place from November 27 to January 15. Private offices in the provincial capital would also remain closed three days a week.

What is smog?

Across many major cities, a hazy brown soup of pollution hangs over the skyline, especially in the warmer months. This is smog, known more specifically as ground-level ozone.

Smog is formed when industrial emissions from power plants, factories, cars, and other sources react with heat and sunlight in the atmosphere.

Why is it harmful?

When inhaled, smog irritates our airways, increasing our risk of serious heart and lung diseases. These health risks are why many cities monitor smog levels. On a high ozone-alert day, for example, your eyes and throat may burn, and you may cough and wheeze.

How can we reduce smog?

Smog is a nuisance in many places. Everyone can play a role in eliminating smog by adopting just a few habits, such as using electrical appliances instead of gas appliances, driving less, walking more, taking care of your car, changing the oil from time to time and Keep tire levels constant. The above precautions can reduce smoke emissions.