Winter Is Coming! And we don’t need a newspaper report to tell us that pollution is already here and invaded our well-being. Just look out of the window, you can see the smog filled air, inhale the nasty fumes, and if you dare to open your mouth you can even taste it. The hard reality is we are constantly facing the brunt of it in the form of visible and invisible problems.
If the government and community don’t take harsh and strong steps to mend our activities, we should not be surprised when things go out of control, not just in Delhi but other states as well. The ill-effects of pollution are well documented on the internet. Through this post, we will try to point out some simple measures in your life that can make a difference to your immune system, along with addressing various health issues caused due to air pollution. Since prevention is no longer an option, and even if certain policy decisions are taken by the government, those are all long-term measures. The air around is hazardous RIGHT NOW. So, lets do our bit to keep ourselves and our children safe.
Forget about looking weird or standing out in a crowd if you wear a mask, this is your health we are talking about. This is a must whenever you go out on foot or travel by buses, rickshaws, bikes. They have an immediate effect and there is an ease in sense of breathing. The PM2.5 & PM10 particles in the air are extremely dangerous, and these masks are very efficient in blocking them out, along with dust and other harmful gases. Pollution masks can be easily purchased online here: www.amazon.in/Pollution+Mask
Someone’s even launched a designer brand for masks (ha!): Vogmask.in
Most of you must not have felt the requirement of purifiers till date and we won’t be surprised even if you haven’t heard about it ever. But now, you must. An air purifier is a device which removes contaminants from the air in a room. These devices are commonly marketed as being beneficial to allergy sufferers and asthmatics, and at reducing or eliminating second-hand tobacco smoke. Considering, the current air quality it can be very effective and it is easily available as well online and offline. As homes in India are generally well-ventilated, this is a must have to clean the air that resides inside the house, because lungs aren’t damaged only on roads. www.philips.co.in/Air_Purifier
You can grow fresh air inside your house! Yep, thats right, getting back to basics can help you grow instant fresh air. Stagnant indoor environments allow pollutants to build up and stick around in greater amounts than we should be breathing in. Certain plants such as garden mum, spider plant, mother in law’s tongue plant are easily available & help cleanse the air indoor and outdoor of your home. Mother in law’s tongue plant is specially useful because it produces oxygen at night, which is a rare quality in a plant. Believe it or not, you can also buy plants online. You can start on Amazon
or go shop at your favorite plant shop.
It has been found that a group of antioxidant nutrients, including vitamin C (Broccoli, Oranges, Mango), vitamin A (Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Butter) and it’s precursor beta carotene, Vitamin F, and selenium, protect against smoke damage and cleanse the effects of toxic pollutants throughout the body.
These simple and doable steps will surely make a difference. So modify your lifestyle a little and share your experiences with us.
Aapke Swasth Prehri