Beijing Pollution: How Does Smog Affect Your Eyes?
You might have seen some startling images from Beijing showing the record-breaking levels of smog. Holy smokes! How is it possible for China's air quality to reach this high? This is not good for living creatures. We were struck by the negative effects of smog on our eyes. Let's get to the bottom of it. "Smog" is a combination of "smoke", "fog," and "smog." The latter can be irritating but not enough to cause eye irritation. Smoke can irritate if it gets in your eyes. It can sting immediately and dry out your eyes, which is something they want to avoid. To be comfortable, our eyes need to have moisture. This is achieved by blinking. We do it so frequently, around 12,000 times per week. Blinking does more than just splashing water on your eyes. Tears have three layers: water, oil and mucus. Each layer serves a specific purpose. The water is for moisture. The oil prevents the water from evaporating too fast. And the mucus ensures that everything gets evenly distributed across your eyes. However, blinking is not enough to protect you. It is not the best way to soothe your eyes. It must have been terrible for Beijingers. Let's all pray that they find some relief quickly and continue to implement their plans for reducing, if not eliminating, the environmental problems associated with rapid industrialization. Holy smokes! How is it possible for China's air quality to reach this high? This is not good for living creatures. We were struck by the negative effects of smog on our eyes. Let's get to the bottom of it. "Smog" is a combination of "smoke", "fog," and "smog." The latter can be irritating but not enough to cause eye irritation. Smoke can irritate if it gets in your eyes. It can sting immediately and dry out your eyes, which is something they want to avoid. To be comfortable, our eyes need to have moisture. This is achieved by blinking. We do it so frequently, around 12,000 times per week. Blinking does more than just splashing water on your eyes. Tears have three layers: water, oil and mucus. Each layer serves a specific purpose. The water is for moisture. The oil prevents the water from evaporating too fast. And the mucus ensures that everything gets evenly distributed across your eyes. However, blinking is not enough to protect you. It is not the best way to soothe your eyes. It must have been terrible for Beijingers.

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