Recently, even before the festival of Chhath Puja, some people were seen taking a bath in the Yamuna. On which the experts are warning them. So much foam spread in Yamuna is the biggest proof of its pollution. On the other hand, experts believe that if you take a bath in the Yamuna river, it can damage your skin cells. In this, a condition like itching on the skin, dryness may arise. In addition, it can also take the form of cancer. Let us know through expert why bathing in Yamuna can be dangerous.
Experts gave concrete reason
Leading Dermatologist, Dr. Deepali Bhardwaj said that due to industrial pollutants, the level of ammonia and phosphate has become very high inside the Yamuna. Because of this, a pile of white colored foam is visible in the Yamuna. Deepali says that coming in contact with this water and foam can cause problems like skin allergies, irritation, and skin pigmentation.
Not only this, the doctor says that such people whose family history is associated with diseases like immune diseases like diabetes and thyroid. Its effect on those people can be seen soon. Apart from this, vitiligo or other autoimmune diseases can also arise due to exposure to this water. Along with this, it can also cause conditions like skin cancer, TB viral infection, which can spread from one person to another.
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Elaborating more on the effects of toxic foam on the skin, Dr Anshuman Kumar, Leading Expert in the field of cancer, says that this water containing ammonia if accidentally enters our body can harm the lungs badly. Doctors tell that gastrointestinal diseases like typhoid etc. can arise through this. Apart from this, if a person comes in contact with water that contains lead, mercury, arsenic for a long time, then it can also lead to hair fall and hormone imbalance.
how to take bath
Let us tell you that Chhath Puja is a Hindu Vedic festival which is being celebrated since ancient times. It is usually celebrated in certain parts of India like Bihar, Eastern Uttar Pradesh, and Jharkhand etc. During this festival, devotees take a holy dip in the river as per the custom. In such a situation, if you have to take a bath in Yamuna, then for this Dr Sardana says that you should take some precautions. In this, before bathing in Yamuna, apply coconut oil all over the body.
This will protect your skin to some extent from the dangerous elements present in the water. Also, wear cotton clothes instead of synthetic clothes while bathing. In this, if you wear old clothes while bathing, then it can protect you from skin allergies. Because old clothes are less prone to allergies caused by chemicals.