ALL ABOUT P.M.2.5 , THE DELHI DARE DEVIL :
HOW IS P.M.2.5 GENERATED ? -fossil fuel combustion, - Humans generate .5 through the combustion of bio-fuels such as wood and crop residue for household cooking and heating. - The burning of biomass—forests, savannah, and crop residue burning on fields to clear land for agriculture [though seasonal] Excess carbon from the fuel becomes black carbon, a component of PM2.5
HOW DO WE GET AFFECTED ? - in the beginning nose, throat and lung irritation, coughing, sneezing, runny nose and shortness of breath. People with lung and heart problems, children and the elderly are thought to be particularly sensitive to PM 2.5. Unfortunate ones with cumulative exposure go in for heart attacks, reduced lung function, worse asthma, and die younger overall than those lucky people who can breathe clean air.
HOW CAN WE PREVENT AND REDUCE THE EFFECTS : - Reduce combustion of Fuel oils by car pooling etc. - Wear on mask when exposed on the road , very important for 2 wheeler Riders. - Air purifiers if one can afford Rs. 20,00 plus the Periodic maintenance . – Eat fruits and vegetables . Body needs a lot of ANTIOXIDANTS TO COMBAT THE POLLUTION FROM THE SYSTEM. - Drink lot of water to WASH THE POLLUTANTS that have entered the Blood stream through the Lungs. –Munch on Jaggery .Traditionally , it was eaten in desert landscape where the fine dust particle are prevalent . And again the people working in the factories which produce P.M.2.5 . Jaggery is said to contain good quantity of iron which enriches hemoglobin .
* WE SHOULDN’T UNDERESTIMATE THE CAPACITY OF THE GOVERNMENT AND * THE CONCERN OF THE CROP BURNING FARMERS TOWARDS THE PEOPLE LIVING IN THE COUNTRY’S CAPITAL . more