The air we breathe today is full of toxic pollutants and can trigger the number of symptoms in people who are suffering from asthma, allergic rhinitis or heart disease. There is rarely a place today in the world that is not been polluted in one form or another. This issue has become a serious one and is costing our lives more than any other disease. Here, the following list will help you to adopt measures to prevent air pollution.
Reduce the Air Pollution of Your Automobile Use your vehicle only when it is required the most. You can choose other options like carpooling, riding a bike, walking, or using public transport. Limit your speed of driving as rash driving releases more pollutant emissions. Buying a fuel-efficient vehicle with advanced technology is also an option that you can consider.
Avoid Smoking inside your Home Cigarette smoke contains up to 70 carcinogenic substances and toxins and exposure to it can lead to serious health problems. Some of the health deteriorating compounds found in smoke are lead, arsenic, ammonia and carbon monoxide.
Avoid Plastic Bags and Chose Products with Minimal Packaging Plastic bags are made up of oil products and they can affect the environment, as it never decomposes. When you are buying items from outside, consider items requiring minimal packaging and are reusable.
Go Green and Plant Your Own Fruits and Vegetables Trees around your house have the unique ability to clean the air of gaseous pollutants, such as nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, as well as other particulate pollutants. Apart from this, they also make your surroundings cool and reduce the temperature by a few degrees.
Pollution Masks Facemasks that filter out airborne particles can make a big difference in your exposure to air pollutants. When you are buying a mask from the chemist store, make sure it is with U.S. NIOSH or EU FFP ratings. It ensures that the chosen mask is an accurate one to filter out small air borne particles. There should be no gaps in your mask, as it will not benefit you in filtering out small pollutant particles. N95 and N99 are some of the anti-pollution masks that you can buy in India. Air pollution not only affects our respiratory system causing breathing difficulties of bronchitis, asthma, lung cancer, tuberculosis and pneumonia, but also affects the central nervous system causing carbon monoxide poisoning, which is poisonous and leads to suffocation, and ultimately death. Try to keep these above-mentioned tips in your mind and follow all the rules and regulations meant to stop environmental pollution & spread as much as awareness about the existing environmental hazards. In the long run, the cumulative effect of all people will be good for both, the environment and for us.