World Environment Day 2019: Five easy ways to protect yourself from air pollution

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 05 June 2019, 12:11 PM
World Environment Day 2019 (Photo: Instagram)
World Environment Day 2019 (Photo: Instagram)

World Environment Day is celebrated each year on June 5 to being about an awareness to one of the most prominent environmental problem-air pollution. Studies on air pollution indicated that nine out of every 10 people in the world breathe air that violates World Health Organization guidelines. This year, the World Environment Day is themed ‘Beat Air Pollution’ a call to everyone to take a stand against the global crisis.

On the occasion to mark a global crisis that calls for an all-awakening, how do we also take measures to prevent ourselves from the calamity we have created.

Below are some of the easy steps to protect yourself from air pollution:

  1. Air purifying indoor plants: Keeping indoor plants are hands down the easiest and most convenient way to protect yourself from air pollution. Its ability to remove formaldehyde from the air and other harmful elements like benzene, acetone, trichloroethylene etc makes indoor plant a great and easy way to keep the air clean.
  2. Clean your car air: With the soaring temperature, the windows of your vehicles tend to be closed more as we sue air cooling effects inside the car. As such the more when the car filter gets used more, it becomes clogged with dust, dirt and other debris. Before starting your car in the morning make sure to roll down the window and let the air circulate. 
  3. Eating healthy: Maintaining a healthy diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, olive oil, flaxseed, avocado, broccoli, tomato, etc. can help to clean your system, particularly your airways, as these foods are rich in antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory qualities. 
  4. Use quality air purifier: In addition to keeping indoor plants, keeping a quality air purifier is an extra bonus. It helps to improve the air quality of the indoor environment and filter the particulate matters of the air inside making the air fresh.
  5. Wearing face mask when stepping outside: According to health studies a shocking 9 million premature deaths across the is linked to pollution. It has also been long known that air pollution causes respiratory conditions, lung cancer, heart disease, stroke among many others. Wearing a quality mask when stepping outside will help you avoid inhaling dust particles and toxic air which may cause many respiratory, cough, hay fever, asthma attacks, heart problems, etc.
First Published: Wednesday, June 05, 2019 11:29 AM
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