How many of us cross smoke every day? While traveling to work. While going out. We don’t think about the adverse effects it can have on us. We should. Now the Pongal festival has arrived and everyone will be burning their old materials to celebrate Bhogi Pongal.

Those kinds of smoke emanating from various materials can have drastic effects on our health. Here we list some of the adverse effects of smoke pollution in the hope that you will refrain yourself from burning harmful materials.


  • It severely affects a person with asthma or any breathing problem. 
  • Burning eyes.
  • Runny nose.
  • Aggravated lung disease.

It’s important to limit your exposure to smoke – especially if you are at increased risk for particle-related effects.

If you have heart, vascular or lung disease, including asthma, talk with your doctor.