People with respiratory problems should avoid Noida Twin Towers area for a few days, doctors say – The New Indian Express

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NEW DELHI: While the almost 100 meter high Supertech the twin towers were razed on the ground Sunday, doctors said people living nearby, especially those with respiratory illnesses, should take extra care and avoid the area for a few days if possible.

The demolition of the structures generated around 80,000 tons of debris and sent huge clouds of dust into the air.

Doctors said most dust particles are 5 microns or less in diameter and can remain airborne for a few days in the absence of favorable weather conditions like strong winds and rain.

Massive dust pollution can cause itchy eyes, nose and skin; coughing, sneezing, difficulty breathing, lung infection, nasal congestion, asthma attacks and worsen heart problems, they said.

Dr Jugal Kishore, Head of Community Medicine at Safdarjung Hospital, said: “Dust particles will remain airborne for some time in low wind speeds. People with problems respiratory conditions – chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma and bronchitis – should avoid the area, if possible.”

“They should limit exposure to the affected area for at least 48 hours. Other people living in and around the area should avoid exercising for a few days,” he said.

Dr Kishore said people with respiratory conditions should continue to take medication regularly and see doctors if their problems worsen.

Dr Yudhyavir Singh, Assistant Professor, Critical Care, AIIMS, said: “Particles smaller than 2.5 microns will be a problem.

This is likely to increase episodes of coughing, sneezing, asthma attacks, lung infection, nasal congestion and difficulty breathing.

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“Viruses can also attach themselves to fine particles and increase the infection rate because it is flu season. People should take precautions and keep a buffer stock of medication. Use masks and N-glasses 95 until the pollutants dissipate. Wear long-sleeved clothes and avoid morning walks for a few days. Consult doctors if problems worsen,” he said.

Dr Dipankar Saha, former head of air laboratory of the Central Pollution Control Board, said authorities in Noida should monitor the level of air pollution until the debris is cleared using low cost sensors.

“Modeling should be done to determine the area of ​​influence. People living in and around the area should monitor the air quality and only go outside under unavoidable circumstances. Avoid exposure for a few days. watering at regular intervals will help tremendously,” he said. said.

The air pollution problem will persist until the debris is removed and it will definitely affect people’s health.

A study could be conducted to determine the health impact of this demolition, said Dr Saha.

Dr Harshal Salve, Additional Professor, AIIMS, said air quality in the region is likely to dip to alarming levels and continue to remain so for the next 15 days.

“Measures such as the use of fog guns will be ineffective in mitigating dust pollution and the high levels of particulates generated by demolition. We need to look beyond these measures in order to mitigate pollution of the air likely to cause respiratory problems and health problems for residents living near this area in Noida,” Dr. Salve said.

The towers – taller than Delhi’s iconic Qutub Minar – are the tallest structures to be demolished in India.

More than 3,700kg of explosives were used to bring down the structures under a Supreme Court order that found their construction at the Emerald Court company premises to be in breach of standards.

About 5,000 residents of Emerald Court and nearby ATS Village companies in Sector 93A left their premises on Sunday morning and took 150 to 200 pets, including cats and dogs, with them for the day.

The closest buildings to the twin towers are Aster 2 and Aster 3 from Emerald Court, just nine meters away.

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NEW DELHI: As the nearly 100-meter-tall Supertech Twin Towers were flattened on Sunday, doctors said people living nearby, especially those with respiratory illnesses, should take extra precautions and avoid the area for a few days if possible. The demolition of the structures generated around 80,000 tons of debris and sent huge clouds of dust into the air. Doctors said most dust particles are 5 microns or less in diameter and can remain airborne for a few days in the absence of favorable weather conditions like strong winds and rain. Massive dust pollution can cause itchy eyes, nose and skin; coughing, sneezing, difficulty breathing, lung infection, nasal congestion, asthma attacks and worsen heart problems, they said. Dr Jugal Kishore, Head of Community Medicine at Safdarjung Hospital, said: “Dust particles will remain airborne for some time in low wind speeds. People with problems respiratory conditions – chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma and bronchitis – should avoid the area, if possible.” “They should limit exposure to the affected area for at least 48 hours. Other people living in and around the area should avoid exercise for a few days,” he said. Dr Kishore said people with respiratory conditions should continue to take medication regularly and see doctors if their problems worsen. Dr Yudhyavir Singh, Assistant Professor, Critical Care, AIIMS, said: “Particles smaller than 2.5 microns will be a problem. This is likely to increase episodes of coughing, sneezing, asthma attacks, lung infection, nasal congestion and difficulty breathing. . CHECK VISUALS HERE “Viruses can also attach themselves to fine particles and increase the rate of infection as it is flu season. People should take precautions and keep a buffer stock of medication. Use masks and “N-95 goggles until the pollutants wear off. Wear long-sleeved clothes and avoid morning walks for a few days. See doctors if problems get worse,” he said. Dipankar Saha, former head of the Central Pollution Control Board’s air laboratory, said authorities in Noida should monitor the level of air pollution until the debris is cleared using sensors at low cost. . ” Modeling must be done to determine the area of ​​influence. People living in and around the area should monitor the air quality and only go outside in unavoidable circumstances. Avoid exposure for a few days. Sprinkling water at regular intervals will help tremendously,” he said. The air pollution problem will persist until the debris is removed and it will definitely affect people’s health. A study could be conducted to determine the impact of this demolition on health, Dr Saha said. Water was sprayed in the area after the demolition of #[email protected]_journalist #SupertechTwinTowersDemolition pic.twitter.com/rmTcQnjN0X — The New Indian Express (@NewIndianXpress) August 28, 2022 Dr. Harshal Salve, Additional Professor, AIIMS , said air quality in the region is likely to plunge to alarming levels and continue to remain so for the next 15 days. “Measures such as the use of smog guns will be ineffective in mitigating dust pollution and the high levels of particulates generated due to demolition. We need to look beyond these measures to mitigate pollution from the air likely to cause respiratory problems and health problems for residents living near this area of ​​Noida,” Dr Salve said. The towers – taller than Delhi’s iconic Qutub Minar – – are the structures tallest ever to be demolished in India More than 3,700 kg of explosives were used to bring down the structures following a Supreme Court order that found their construction at the Emerald Court company premises in breach of About 5,000 residents of Emerald Court and neighboring ATS Village companies in Sector 93A left their premises on Sunday morning and took 150 to 200 pets, including cats and dogs, with them for the day. The nearest buildings next to the twin towers are Emerald Court Company’s Aster 2 and Aster 3 which is just nine meters away. ALSO READ Neighboring company’s boundary wall damaged, apartment windows cracked actually been punished, ask buyers Apartment Supertech b Users must be fully reimbursed, Supreme Court says Secure legal assurances, Maradu residents tell counterparts in Noida People with respiratory problems should avoid Twin Towers area of Noida for few days, doctors say Demolition of Supertech Twin Towers largely successful, says CEO of Noida Authority

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