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Smog effect: Doctors advice police to wear pollution masks

PTI
Published : Dec 5, 2017, 2:15 pm IST
Updated : Dec 5, 2017, 2:15 pm IST

Cops are advised to wear pollution masks while performing duty, do 'pranayam' and breathing exercises, try meditation and eat healthy food.

Traffic personnel are exposed to harsh weather conditions, dust, pollution, heat and cold. These can have an adverse effect on their health, the police said (Photo: File)
 Traffic personnel are exposed to harsh weather conditions, dust, pollution, heat and cold. These can have an adverse effect on their health, the police said (Photo: File)

New Delhi: Delhi Traffice Police have been advised by doctors to adopt a healthy lifestyle and wear pollution masks while on duty in view of the current weather and smog conditions.

Traffic personnel are exposed to harsh weather conditions, dust, pollution, heat and cold. These can have an adverse effect on their health, the police said in a statement following the launch of a three-day health camp on Monday.

 

Everyday around 500 personnel will undergo various diagnostic tests at the camp. On Monday, 516 personnel underwent lung-related and bone density tests among others, it said.

Doctors have opined in the statement that several police personnel suffered from work-related stress and many others displayed low bone density along with hypertension and respiratory problems.

They were advised to wear pollution masks while performing duty, do 'pranayam' and breathing exercises, try meditation and eat healthy food.

Tags: smog effect, advice to traffic police, wear anti pollution mask, medical camp for police officals
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