For the last complete week, Delhi and NCR faced severe level of air pollution; this recent spike in worsening in ambient atmosphere has led to many speculations about adverse health effects. The recent reports and news articles also shows point of worry as the PM 2.5 levels in Delhi shot up to 999 micrograms, far above the recommended level.
Air pollution is contamination environment by any chemical, physical or biological cause that mixed-up with the air and change natural characteristics of the atmosphere. It happens when the above harmful substances bring together into the atmosphere.
Household combustion devices, motor vehicles, industrial plants, construction sites and fire are common sources of air pollution. Pollutants of major public health concern include particulate matter and harmful gases. This air pollution can cause breathing problem, asthma, respiratory and other diseases, which could have serious impact on our health.
The health impact of the smog is dependent on multiple factors, like person’s present health, severity of air pollution and time of exposure.
Kids, old people and people with prevailing health conditions are generally more susceptible. A little exposure to air pollutants affects health, sometimes leading to severe signs.
Long term exposure increases the risk of respiratory and heart disease. Health effects of short term exposure often include itching and running nose, sore throat, cough or asthma attacks.
Here are some basic recommendations you should consider:
- Reduce time spent outdoors to a necessary minimum.
- Regular use of mask with specifications N95 (and above) when going outdoor, N95 masks are cost effective, and permit only 5% of all particulate matter to pass through while allowing you to breathe. The better ones come with breathing valves to allow you to breathe freely as well.
- Drink sufficient amount of water, fruit and vegetable juice.
- Keep your rooms closed, windows and doors should be kept shut, if not needed.
- Avoid physical outdoor activities
Have a good health !!
28 thoughts on “Delhi NCR Air-Pollution: Delhiites Solution”
Well said Preety Tiwary , only if we follow few rule then the pollution level will be decrease and we need to follow this badly what you said .
The present condition may not affect us immediately. But this fatal for future. I must say Delhi NCR is unfit for a normal Life. Recently my mom diagnosed with Lung cancer reason is the same pollution.
Very sad to hear this…Breathing in Delhi is very dangerous now a days, Delhiites really need to take this at a serious note!!
Agree that in delhi NCR the problem of air pollution is getting worse. So we should take care of our kids or old ones specially. Your tips are little bit helpful for dealing with this problem. Staying indoor for kids is must these days.
I am so sorry that tbe capital has to face such a huge problem. You have shared some useful points. Was just wondering how people whose living depends on spending time on road, will cope up! Like vendors, hawkers, traffic police or salesmen. Wish the city soon recovers from this plight and get back to normalcy.
The problem of air pollution is increasingly too much. Strict actions have to be taken
Love what you have written for Delhites. I am sure it will help them to fight the current pollution
Oh dear where is this world heading. Free air is ones birth right and now we are struggling for that too. Good that you mentioned how one must handle this situation.
This is really sad state of affairs. Sounds like all sci fi movies are coming true. The future is here and it is dark. We need to save our planet before it further gets damaged.
Its shame for us that the Capital face so much problem.. Yours tips are very awesome
Thanks for the crisp and concise article. Looking at the current situation, it seems I better buy N95 mask
Delhi really need help ..and together we should do something
I know preeti we need to do this. I have developed such a bad throat inflammation because of this
I’m really concerned about school going students health.
You have shared some very useful tips. Hope everyone understand that.
It’s sad to see the city polluted to this extend glad you wrote this post
These are some practical and helpful tips for keeping safe from air pollution. One can never be too careful with health.
It’s now or never.
This is high time that Delhi government takes some action, the pollution situation is getting out of control.
It is truly an alarming and helpful post. Thanks for sharing.
We are literally living gas chamber and the situation is not only pitiable but dangerous. We need to seriously think about this matter
These tips are of utmost use to all the people bearing city pollution.. loved the post!
It’s so sad to see the alarming rate at which the pollution situation is worsening… We all need to act responsibly
It is a matter of serious issue and I wish it to resolve soon with rain. This is affecting day to day life and is fatal for health.
Thanks for sharing these tips. I’m travelling to Delhi and these tips should come in handy.
Such a great post and useful points really air pollution is increasing a lot nowadays.
Delhi air pollution is creating madness around the city!!!
This is crzy we need to work on this!!!
I have many patients coming up to me because of this nasty pollution. It has to be controlled soon.