Here are a few DO's & DON'TS to protect yourself from SMOG/AIR POLLUTION
- Remain indoors: Go out when it's bright and sunny. Children's and persons especially suffering from heart and lung ailments are advised to stay indoors as much as possible.
- Use nasal filters or air purifiers, if you experience difficulty in breathing. They can provide short-term relief.
- Regular intake of fruits rich in vitamin C, magnesium and omega fatty acids will boost your immunity.
- Drink more water to flush toxins from the body.
- Don't use main roads. Pollution drops away substantially when you're walking in smaller lanes away from the main roads.
- Avoid strenuous activity, which leads to inhalation of greater volumes of minute pollutants.
- If you have to exercise, do it indoors, preferably in the evening.
- Don't step out or indulge in outdoor activities during the early morning or when the levels of air pollution/smog are high.
- Keep some air purifying plants in homes and offices such as Tulsi, Money Plant, etc.
- Try alternative modes of transport; pool your car with friends and fellow commuters.
- Avoid Smoking.
- Do not burn garbage and even do not allow anyone to do so in your neighborhood.
- Consult a doctor or emergency department of nearest hospital in case of difficulty in breathing, severe coughing or onset of any other acute symptoms.
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