While the Air Quality Index in Delhi showed a reading of 912, which means ‘hazardous’ pollution, other pollution indicators showed a spike too. PM2.5, which is considered very harmful to health, showed a reading of 644 or over 20 times the safe limit prescribed by the WHO. PM10 pollutant showed a reading of 785, which too is nearly 30 times the safe limit.
PM2.5 pollutant are tiny particles that can enter the lungs and bloodstream and cause serious harm. Children, the elderly and those with respiratory ailments like asthma suffer the most from Delhi’s hazardous smog. Smog kills more than one million Indians every year and Delhi has the worst air of any major city on the planet, the World Health Organization says.
Citizens complained about difficulty in breathing and of eyes burning as they stepped out in the smoggy environment.
These two are the most prevalent types of air pollution. Smog as it occurs when emissions from combusting fossil fuels react with sunlight. Soot, or “particulate matter,” is made up of tiny particles of chemicals, soil, smoke, dust, or allergens, in the form of gas or solids, that are carried in the air. The tiniest airborne particles in soot—whether they’re in the form of gas or solids—are especially dangerous because they can penetrate the lungs and bloodstream and worsen bronchitis, lead to heart attacks, and even hasten death. Smog can irritate the eyes and throat and also damage the lungs—especially of people who work or exercise outside, children, and senior citizens. It’s even worse for people who have asthma or allergies—these extra pollutants only intensify their symptoms and can trigger asthma attacks.
We Can’t lessen air pollution. But we can at least, keep our system immune to its harmful reactions . In order to combat with harmful effects of Pollution Eat These Foods to Build Resistance Against Effects of Air Pollution which will boost our immune system and help in protecting damage to lungs and other vital organs.
- A handful of Black Kishmish
- Sprouts : 1 small Bowl daily
- Fruits : Kiwi, Guava , Orange, Sweet Lime / Apple Juice
- Salad : Tomato + Cucumber + Raddish
- Evening : Soup : Beetroot + Carrot + Parmal + Drumstick
- 1 steamed Amla with dinner
- 5 Pcs. of Munnaka with a glass of Turmeric milk before sleep
- A Piece of Jaggery after meal
- In order to cure dry cough because of pollution : 1 tsp. Ginger juice + Honey + tulsi juice + powdered cinnamon (twice a day)
Some Useful Tips :
- Dip Raw vegetables in lukewarm water for 1 hour before use in order to remove pesticide ,insecticide spray from them
- Keep your surroundings neat and clean
- Contribute in reducing Air pollution by using Eco-friendly goods ,pooling transport
- Avoid exercising outdoors when pollution levels are high
- Educate people who are unaware of the effects of Pollution
Did you know…
Plant these five plants inside your house :
- Aloe Vera : Make room for sun-loving plant like Aloe Vera to reduce indoor air pollution
- Spider Plant : Spider plants are surely a gift to beat indoor air pollution
- Snake Plant. …
- Bamboo Palm. …
- Warneck Dracaena.
- If not much at least do as much as you can. Something is better than nothing.
Get involved. Help yourself and everyone else breathe easier. Support national, state and local efforts to clean up sources of pollution.
Your life and the life of someone you love may depend on it.