#HLWDK Daily Health Tips: Do Mosquito Coils Cause Barrenness?


Q: Hi Doc, thanks for the good work you are doing. God bless you. My question is does mosquito coil cause barrenness when inhaled?

A: Hallos! Thanks for writing this.

Approximately 2 billion people worldwide use mosquito coils[1]. The quoted study stated that burning one coil produces the same amount of particulate matter as the equivalent of 100 cigarettes! To use the coil properly, it is usually lit and allowed to smolder.  To get the best effects, the smoldering coil is left in a room with windows and doors closed. Imagine staying inside a room with 100 cigarettes smoldering and all sources of ventilation closed!

Studies have linked exposure to mosquito coil smoke to coughs, headaches, dizziness and sore throats. More long-term side effects include asthma, allergies and lung cancer. So, mosquito coils may not necessarily be your best bet for dealing with mosquitos. For more information on this, please clink on this link: https://chatwithdrketch.com/2013/05/04/kill-a-mosquito-with-a-sledge-hammer-heck-yes/

Have mosquito coils been linked to barrenness? I have not come across any such study but I think it has sufficient side effects for you to look for other alternatives, don’t you think? J

Have a good night, y’all 😀

 

[1] Apte, K. and Salvi, S. (2016). Household air pollution and its effects on health. Version 1. F1000Res. 2016; 5: F1000 Faculty Rev-2593.

 

 

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