Delhi’s air pollution has been the worst in recent times. Moreover, it is so worst that the National Capital Region has been given the tag of ‘one of the most polluted cities to love it.’ There have been reports of the pollution level being at ‘severe’ category in NCR’s various populated areas. The falling air quality is responsible for causing many serious diseases such as asthma, throat infection, lung infection, respiratory diseases, cardiovascular diseases, etc. Therefore, it has become essential that you take certain health precautions to deal with Delhi air pollution. Keep reading to know more.
- Start using certified N95 masks
N95 masks are well-designed masks whose sole purpose is to filter those harmful pollutants. It prevents the user from inhaling the smallest suspended particulate matter that could be bad for health. Use this mask whenever you go out – whether it’s for jogging, shopping, work or any such activity.
- Restrict Outdoor activities
Although this is an impossible thing, you need to restrict your outdoor activities as much as you can. You can take work from home option for some time, restrict the children’s playing activities, ask your child’s school to stop outdoor activities, instead of shopping order things from e-commerce websites, exercise at home only, etc.
- Start having food that is rich in anti-oxidants
Include fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet that are an excellent source of antioxidants and minimise the pollution effect. Take lots of citric acid rich fruits such as lemon, orange, mosambi, etc. since they are rich in Vitamin C. Also drink lots of soups and juices. Fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes, broccoli, apple, pomegranate, beetroot, cauliflower, etc. that are deep in colour are good for your health. Also, try drinking green tea.
- Make sure that the rooms of your house are properly ventilated
It is a well-known fact that indoor air pollution can be equally harmful as compared to outdoor air pollution. Therefore, it is essential to keep the rooms ventilated. Take appropriate measures to recirculate the indoor air. You can use a good quality air purifier for this.
- Use air purifying plants
Plants are the primary sources of oxygen. So, they play a significant role in filtering the air. Go out and buy plants such as aloe vera, money plant, rubber plant, areca palm, ivy, spider plant for your office or home. They are essential for minimising the effects of indoor pollution.