Protect children from volcanic ash - Pirac

Protect children from volcanic ash

by Apr 12, 2022

Children are exposed to the same risks as people in other age groups, but the risk of exposure may be increased due to their small size and the fact that they are less likely to take preventive protective measures.

⚠️ In the event of exposure to high concentrations of ash, asthmatic children may experience coughing fits, chest tightness and wheezing.

⚕️ Make sure you have enough medication on hand to treat their asthma

? Where possible, keep children indoors to limit their exposure to volcanic ash

?? Recommend that they avoid strenuous physical activity and do not run or play in areas with high ash concentrations

? If children must go outdoors, have them wear a mask adapted to their morphology Show them how to adjust their mask and take great care to ensure that it does not cause respiratory discomfort

? Wearing a mask is not recommended for sleeping, as it impedes breathing