1 Mosquito Coil as Harmful as Smoking 100 Cigarettes.
Smoke emitted from one mosquito repellent coil is equivalent to those of 100 cigarettes, thus causing harm to a large number of people.
Not many people know about it, but the damage done to your health, especially lungs by one mosquito coil is equivalent to the damage done by 100 cigarettes.
Burning mosquito coil (MC) releases various aromatic compounds like benzo pyrenes, benzo-fluoroethane and particulate matters.
These chemicals have the potential to produce harmful effects on airways as demonstrated by histopathological changes in the airways of various animal models.
It has been estimated that burning one MC over 8 hours produces particulate matter smoke (as measured as PM2.5) equivalent to around 100 cigarettes.