[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he city life has come to a situation where the air quality itself is being questioned. Its hard to inhale polluted air, on other hand which also causes serious diseases.
Here are some tips or guide line to remain healthy in polluted city.
Exercise and time them right
Exercising keeps the body more resilient against the toxins in the environment. However, early mornings and late evenings are particularly polluted and running outdoors could cause more harm than good to the body. It is best to exercise when the sun is out.
The most dangerous contaminants in polluted air are pm10 and pm2.5 particulate matter. Most of the air purifiers are unable to filter particles of these sizes. A good way to choose an effective air purifier would be to buy one that has HEPA filters. These have been scientifically studies to provide enhanced protection against particulate matter.
Most masks in the market are grossly ineffective at filtering out air. Surgical masks and handkerchiefs are particularly ineffective. Use of an n95 respirator would provide some of the best protection among masks in the market. However, reducing exposure to contaminated air is the best way to avoid the pollution.
Keep the windows of vehicles shut when stuck in traffic and stay indoors, for as long as possible.
Keep your body’s metabolism in top shape by consuming ample fluids. This also keeps the body’s filtering mechanism resilient.
Frequently wash your hands with soap and warm water, especially before preparing food, eating, taking medications or breathing treatments; and after coughing or sneezing, using the bathroom, touching soiled linens or clothes, and after you’ve been around someone with a cold or the flu as well as after you’ve been at a social gathering. It is also good to carry waterless hand sanitizers with you to use when necessary.