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Safeguard yourself in the choked capital

If this doesn’t wake us up to the evils of air pollution, we don’t know what will.An NTDV report states – Pollution levels in Delhi are a staggering 18 times higher than permissible levels

 

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We think it’s time to do something about it, and soon. Meanwhile, here’s what you can do to safeguard yourself and your little one in the choked capital:

 

  • Avoid direct exposures outdoors for longer hours

 

  • Avoid morning walks as pollution levels are highest during early mornings and evening because of thermal inversion/smog formation

 

  • Do not get into heavy exercises in open or non treated exercise areas like gym

 

  • Ask your kids to not to play outdoors or limit their sports activities to indoor

 

  • Consume lots of jaggery for detoxification

 

  • Increase intake of citrus fruits

 

  • Use N95/N99 masks/other protections (even handkerchief does provide 25% protection) while being outdoor walking on roads or riding a bike or being in auto

 

  • If possible use HEPA based air purifiers indoor with good air exchange rate

 

  • While in car ensure frequent air exchange as high CO accumulation may lead to strokes and cardiac arrests in heart patients

 

  • Please do not use any chemical based air freshners indoor like air wick/odonil etc

 

  • For ventilation open your windows/doors only when sun is bright; better would be in afternoon

 

  • If you feel suffocation than simply put a tea bag into a steamer and inhale steam it helps in relaxing the respiratory passage

 

  • Consult your doctor in case of an emergency

 

Looking to buy an air purifier for some relief, here’s what you should know.

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