Mufulira residents exposed to sulphur dioxide everyday

Mufulira residents exposed to sulphur dioxide everyday

The photos here show Dangerous discharge of sulphur dioxide in the atmosphere in Mufulira.

The people of Mufulira are made to inhale this everyday and no one in government cares. And this is a supposedly PF stronghold. Sulphur dioxide is very toxic and can harm the respiratory system.

According to experts, Inhalation of sulphur dioxide can cause death. Can cause severe irritation of the nose and throat. At high concentrations: can cause life-threatening accumulation of fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema). Symptoms may include coughing, shortness of breath, difficult breathing and tightness in the chest. A single exposure to a high concentration can cause a long-lasting condition like asthma.

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