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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




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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