Air pollution is a mist-demeanor. And one of the first few ways to minimize exposure to air pollution is to ditch the office. Only if it was an option for us working women! It’s for this we came up with a few steps to clear the air around pollution and how to combat it.
SAFAR-Air Mobile App
Start planning your next days activities based on the pollution levels. SAFAR is an app built by the Indian Government – the only app that gives you the next day’s pollution forecast (because weather forecast just wasn’t enough).
N95 grade mask
Not the prettiest, but these masks are the only ones that black 95 percent of dust particles and truly protect you. N95 masks are certified by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
Recycled Air Setting in the car
If you're sitting in traffic, use the recycled air setting on your air conditioner to help cut down on fumes. Running car ac in indoor circulation mode- reduce the pm 2.5 level considerably.
Don't forget that indoor spaces can be polluted, too. Consider purchasing an indoor air purifier.
It’s easy, cost effective and adds to the décor. Plants like Aloe Vera, Ivy, Rubber fig, Snake Plant, Areca Palm and Money Plant are recommended by NASA to improve indoor air quality.
Consume food rich in vitamin C like Capsicum, Orange and lemon, Magnesium like Avocado, banana, Spinach and Kale and Omega fatty acids like Soyabean, Walnuts, Salmon and Flaxseeds to keep your immunity up. Pour down that mimosa and treat yourself.
Taking steam daily would relax your air passage and help to remove particulate substances - try to take steam with a few drops of eucalyptus oil to help clear your nasal passage.
Oily around the t-zone, sensitivity and frequent breakouts? We have you covered with this easy DIY facial mask recipe (You can thank us later!) Mix together a teaspoon of clay, a tb spoon of lemon juice and a splash of aloe vera water/rosewater. Apply on cleansed face for 10 minutes and rinse off.
All these are preventive measures. And in case you if you experience any unusual coughing, chest discomfort, wheezing, breathing difficulty or fatigue, stop any activity level and consult a doctor.