Twin Tower demolition
Close the windows and the doors tightly at the time of the blast and do not open unless required for ‘a few days’ after the blast. Unless the rain gods are kind, or the high wind speed disperses the dust, the particles can remain in the air for many days. The dust particles that enter your home settles on the floor, furniture, upholstery, curtains, floor mats, carpets etc. Please ensure you clean all the surfaces – daily at least once, or even multiple times if you see the dust visibly. Do not do dusting with a cloth or duster, try wet mopping or vacuum cleaning only. Because dusting will only disperse the settled dust back into the air. To remove the dust permanently from your house, use wet mopping or vacuum cleaning. Wash all the linen and curtains a day after the demolition. It will be good if you can roll up and store the carpets for a couple of days after the demolition. If you have an air purifier, plug it on. Else switch on the ACs, if you live close by. Make sure you clean the filter before and a couple of days after the blast.
If the pollution levels are high people may experience sore throat, itching in the eyes, nose, and skin. Some senior citizens may experience lethargy and feverish feeling. You may experience general body aches and pains as well for a few days. The patients on Inhalers may feel chest congestion, increased cough, runny nose, nasal congestion, sore throat etc. General mood swings and irritation may be observed.
As an individual, please take all your existing medications for your BP, Diabetes, Asthma or any other medication that you may be on as per your doctor’s instructions. Asthma, COPD, or other lung-related disease patients, who are on Inhalers, can take a few puffs for a few days following the demolition. more