Monday, 01 Jun 2020

Smoke Haze, This Breathing Aid That Can Be Provided at Home


illustrationillustration - The deteriorating air quality due to exposure to smoke from forest and land fires (karhutla) in a number of areas in Riau Province makes it not enough for people to only use masks. Some people also hunt for oxygen.

Thick smoke haze makes people experience respiratory problems. People with respiratory disorders such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and emphysema need a variety of tools so they can breathe well and carry out their daily activities.

The following types of breathing apparatus for those who have respiratory disorders.

1. Oxygen cylinders and regulators
Oxygen cylinders have the ability to convert water to oxygen. Oxygen is then flowed through the tube into the patient's respiratory tract, can be through the nose or mouth of the patient.

Oxygen cylinders also usually have oxygen regulators. Oxygen regulator is a device that serves to control the oxygen pressure that is given to patients. Because the oxygen coming from the tube has a high pressure, so it needs to be regulated to be safe for the patient.

2. Portable oxygen cylinders
Unlike oxygen cylinders which are large in size, portable oxygen is packaged in small cylinders. Oxygen is available in the form of gas. This oxygen cylinder is easy to carry anywhere.

In addition to people with certain respiratory disorders, portable oxygen is usually one of the important components in a First Aid box in Accident (P3K).

3. Air Cleaner
Air cleaner or air purifiers are used to improve air quality. Air cleaner or air purifier usually has a filter that serves to filter out dust particles or microorganisms such as fleas. So that the air produced is also fresh. In addition to the filter system, this tool also sometimes has an ion cleaner that will function in the process of ionizing the air so as to produce clean air from pollutant particles.

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