It is impurities in air which are either due to natural or man-made activities. It mainly affects oxygen percentage in air. Fine particles from burning coal, fossil fuel can get into our lungs and spread to blood vessel to hamper our health.
It can be measured by parameter Air Quality Index which is easy to understand by common man.
An AQI between 0 and 50 is considered “good”, 51 and 100 “satisfactory”, 101 and 200 “moderate”, 201 and 300 “poor” 301 and 400 “very poor” 401 and 500 “severe”.
The AQI is 243.61 for Delhi, with Diwali on the cards, it is likely to get more worse. Therefore, it is necessary to take measures to keep one safe along with our near and dear ones.
People most affected by pollution
- Heart patients
- Asthma patients
- Old people
- Pregnant women
- Diabetes patients
Measures to keep pollution away
- Plan your Daily Routine smartely: Pollution effect is more on daytime, so plan your outdoor activities in the morning or in late evening. While present in polluted environment use hankerchief on nose.
- Eat Antioxidant rich foods: Take Antioxidant rich fruits and vegetable which protects our body from free radicals of polluted air.
- High AQI means polluted indoors: To protect one and our family air purifier could be a good solution.
Many air purifiers are available like LG, Crompton, Dyson, Xiaomi etc.
- Avoid candles and room freshners. Keep filters on air conditioners and heaters clean.
With little care you can enjoy festival of light.