If you must be outdoors, the first rule is “listen to your body”: if you find yourself being fatigued quickly, reduce your level of activity; if you start to have difficulty breathing, then it’s essential that you move to an area that is free of the irritating vog; if your symptoms don’t improve, then get medical assistance ASAP. Otherwise, stay hydrated when working in a voggy environment—having plenty of water allows your body to clear the particles from your lungs and flush the inhaled sulfur compounds from your body.
Listen to your body. If vog concentrations become so high that you have difficulty breathing, then, by all means, move out of the area as quickly as you can and seek medical attention if breathing problems persist or your symptoms don’t improve.
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