Today in central wards (something like counties) in Tokyo issued warnings for photochemical smog. It is usually harmless but could be bad for health of young children and elderly people. Is HEPA filter and thus bio weapon defense mode effective on this type of pollution? My guess is that if the pollutant is particle then HEPA filter works, and if the pollutant is gas then it doesn't. Not sure what kind of pollution "photochemical smog" is and if they are particles how small they are. Any insights?