We all woke up to thick smog in the Delhi Air Pollution on Tuesday morning and realized that there is a public health emergency situation in North India. This dense smog is making breathing difficult let alone driving. Delhi Air Pollution caused zero visibility on the roads and people are complaining of dryness in their throats, burning sensation in the eye, coughing, irritation in the nose and itchy skin. We are breathing 2.5 particulate matter courtesy to the paddy burning in North India which is a major pollutant and causes lung cancer.
Most Delhiites complained of a burning sensation in the eye, coughing, dryness in throat, irritation in the nose and itchy skin. Elders and children, who have lower immunity levels, complained of breathing issues. While the state government has taken a quick-fix measure of closing down the schools for junior students tomorrow, there are certain precautions that one can take to ward off the negative effects of toxic air pollutants.
A metropolitan city always struggling to be ahead of everyone in this sphere of opportunities. But situations like these make it far back from its rivals. Delhi people are inhaling polluted air in the name of success. With one of the world’s best metro trains and all developed transport facility, Delhi still fails to provide a breath of fresh air. So, wanna know what precautions one should take to deal with Delhi’s Air Pollution.
What Precautions one should take to deal with Delhi Air Pollution?
Till the time air quality betters, exercise at home and avoid going out for morning and evening walks. If the work-from-home option is available at your workplace, opt for it. Adjust your travel times and avoid going out during peak hours when the air pollution level is extremely high.
It’s the time of the year when you need to invest in a pollution mask. Before heading out of your houses, cover your face with the pollution mask to minimize the effects of pollution. N95 and N99 are the two options for the mask which are highly recommended by medical experts. They can be easily bought online or from local chemist shops.
Plants discharge oxygen, something which is significant for life to survive. So, the best way to improve air quality is to grow as many as trees as you can in your surroundings. Also, one can grow significant varieties of indoor plants in their houses or workplaces, like aloe-vera plants, spider plants, or bamboo palm.
Add jaggery, basil leaves, and honey in your diet to bolster up your immune system. Eat a balanced and healthy diet and drink lots of water to flush off air pollutants that enter through your mouth and nose.
Avoid using open vehicles to travel such as bikes, scooties, autos. Take the bus or metro if the distances are far off. Avoid using cars as much as possible. Carpooling would be a better option here. We don’t want the pollution levels to increase further than they already are.
Don’t go close to any construction areas to prevent yourself inhaling toxic particulate matter.
Roads must be washed rather than cleared, to abstain from hurling cleaner noticeable all around. Washing the avenues will settle the clean as opposed to blowing it into your nostrils.