The Hidden Dangers of Mosquito Coils: A Threat to Lung Health

Mosquito Coils vs. Cigarettes: Unveiling the Greater Risk to Your Lungs

Mosquito coils, commonly used to repel mosquitoes, pose a greater risk to lung health
than cigarettes. Burning these coils indoors can increase indoor pollution and potentially
lead to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
Traditional coils contained pyrethrum paste, while modern ones use pyrethroid insecticides
or plant-derived substances like citronella. Coils work by killing or repelling mosquitoes,
but their effectiveness in preventing mosquito-borne diseases is still debated.
Burning mosquito coils indoors has been linked to respiratory and cardiovascular problems,
including potential carcinogenic effects. Inhaling one coil is equivalent to smoking 100 cigarettes,
and long-term exposure can cause breathing difficulties, disturbed sleep, eye
irritation, asthma, and nausea.

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