Masks dis­trib­uted to most pol­luted kinder­garten

The UB Post - - DOMESTIC -

On Tues­day, the Min­istry of Health dis­trib­uted anti-air pol­lu­tion masks to Kinder­garten No.117 in Songi­nokhairkhan District, one of the most pol­luted dis­tricts in Ulaan­baatar.

More than 800 chil­dren at­tend­ing the kinder­garten re­ceived 3M masks that can be used for up to two weeks.

Ex­perts said that 3M masks meet Euro­pean stan­dards and is made from non-wo­ven cloth, which can fil­ter up to 90 per­cent of pol­lu­tants in the air. They said that masks are vi­tal for pro­tect­ing chil­dren from par­tic­u­lar mat­ters and gaseous pol­lu­tants (PM10, PM2.5, NO2, SO2, and O3) that of­ten ex­ceed the rec­om­mended amount by two to 10 folds dur­ing win­ter in Ulaan­baatar.

Min­is­ter of Health D.Saran­gerel un­der­lined the im­por­tance of tak­ing pre­ven­tive mea­sures against dis­eases caused by air pol­lu­tion such as lung can­cer, chronic ob­struc­tive pul­monary dis­ease, and em­phy­sema. She warned that young chil­dren, preg­nant women, el­derly peo­ple and peo­ple with chronic ill­nesses are most vul­ner­a­ble to these dis­eases.

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