Environment Protection Department Punjab Launches Smog Awareness Campaign


Environment Protection Department (EPD) Punjab has launched smog awareness campaign in different districts of the province to sensitize people to be well-prepared to avoid health hazards and take safety precautions. According to a spokesman, the campaign has been launched on the special directions of provincial minister for environment protection Muhammad Rizwan with an aim to raise awareness about best practices to keep oneself safe and healthy during smog season. In this regard, the teams distributed pamphlets and face masks among motorcyclists, motorists and pedestrians across the province and urged them to use face masks or handkerchief on the face while leaving the house in order to protect themselves from breathing problems, eye, nose and throat infections. The teams briefed that the young children, the elderly, asthma and allergy patients should take extra measures to avoid any untoward situation.