10 ways to breathe healthy air in Delhi in Oct-Nov

1. Stay indoors: Till the time air quality betters, exercise at home and avoid going out for morning and evening walks. If work-from-home option is available at your workplace, opt for it. Adjust your travel times and avoid going out during peak hours when the air pollution level is extremely high.

2. Stay covered up: Air pollution is mixed with many irritants that come in contact with your skin and cause infections. Best is to wear full-sleeve clothes and also wash hands and face every few hours.

3. Eat healthy and drink lots of water: Add jaggery, basil leaves and honey in your diet to bolster up your immune system. Eat a balanced and healthy diet and drink lots of water to flush off air pollutants that enter through your mouth and nose.

4. Keep indoor plants: One of the easiest ways to naturally improve the air quality is to keep indoor plants in your house and workplaces. You can invest in easily available aloe vera plants, spider plants, snake plants, golden pothos, bamboo palm or weeping fig.

5. Buy a pollution mask: Cover up your face using a good quality pollution mask. Medical experts have advised N95 and N99 pollution mask to be most effective. If a mask in unavailable, use a cloth to cover up your face.

6. Use closed vehicles, carpool: One of the major reasons for air pollution is fuel emissions, so if the travel distance is not much, wear a pollution mask and take a walk or ride a bicycle. But if the distances are long, use close mode of public transport such as a bus or a metro. If this connectivity is poor, avoid going in open vehicles such as autos or two-wheelers and carpool instead.

7. Avoid smoking, burning candles: Apart from curbing vehicular pollution, some of the necessary steps would be to minimise other sources of air pollution like cigarette smoke, burning candles, lighting a bonfire and use of woodstoves.

8. Avoid construction and going to construction sites: If you are building a construction site, stall the process till air quality improves and also avoid going to a construction site and inhaling the dust particles.

9. Keep surroundings clean: Pouring water outside your house instead of brooming can help settle the dust. Ensure the house is cleaned regularly, so as to avoid dust settling in.

10. Invest in a good air purifier: If you have children, elderly or asthma patients at home, bringing home a good quality air purifier should be a priority. more  

View all 9 comments Below 9 comments
Suggestion 3 , 4 & 9 are nice & need be followed by all. more  
Many thanks for your useful tips for protecting ourselves from the Air pollution in Delhi and can every one afford for the same. more  
Please afford to install Air Purifiers at home. more  
Shishir Kant ji, ball is in your court. You will have to kick it first. more  
Post a Comment

Related Posts

    • Delhi 1295 cases in one day

      Request to all members of these circles; dont go out. Delhi Govt I feel is misleading people. If tomorrow you get infected; their helpline wont even answer your phone. They say we have ...

      By Mala Sehgal
    • 1163 cases in 1 day

      1163 new COVID19 cases take total infections in Delhi to 18,549 Biggest single day rise recorded 18 new deaths reported. 416 total deaths so far 10,058...

      By Seema Mehra
    • Kejriwal ji and Delhi Govts approach is faulty

      1106 cases in one day yesterday kejriwal ji (-attached report) and on the same day u are saying u will open malls and metros. This is ridiculous sir. You may think u have beds but the pr...

      By Mala Sehgal
    • Delhi Govt does know what to do

      I agree with Seema Mehra. Today 1106 new COVID19 cases take total infections in Delhi to 17,387. 82 new deaths reported. Of these 13 deaths in last 24 hours Total deaths in D...

      By Shivani Batra
    • Covid- Quarantine...

      A simple question for our Coronavirus experts: Do Indian States have their own "quarantine rules"? My understanding until now has been that a compulsory or suggested quarantin...

      By Satya Pal Ratti
    • Delhi going to Dogs - 1024 cases today

      1024 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Delhi in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 16,281. This is the biggest single-day jump in cases and also the first time more...

      By Seema Mehra
    • Corona and zour Delhi.

      The situation is alarming with big spike in daily cases. Added to that a few number of buses playing. People are constrained to travel in these buses, which at times become over crowded like pre zc...

      By Shyam Budhwar
    • Covid 19 in Delhi - worst day 792 cases

      792 Covid_19 cases reported in Delhi in last 24 hrs. With this open lockdown, we are doomed Kejriwal ji. Wake up. Biggest single-day rise. 15,257 total infections now.

      By Seema Mehra
    • Covid 19 cases in Delhi big concern

      See attached report for today. 635 cases reported in Delhi actual probably 1000. Strong suggestion to test all influenza cases. Make it mandatory so everyone who walks into a doctor hospital has to...

      By Shivani Batra
    • Covid 19 patient beds in Delhi increased

      Keep in raising issues friends. I took a screenshot of Shivanis and other posts and sent to some of the Delhi Govt netas and officers over weekend. Since then Delhi govt Has now mandated...

      By Garima Sharma
    • Inconsistent Governance - Failing people

      Take a train from Bengaluru to Delhi, you are quarantined for 14-days in a govt facility Take a flight from Bengaluru to Delhi, no need to quarantine & you can go home wh...

      By Amit Mishra
Enter your email & mobile number and we will send you the instructions

Note - The email can sometime gets delivered to the spam folder, so the instruction will be send to your mobile as well

Please select a Circle that you want people to invite to.
Invite to
(Maximum 500 email ids allowed.)