When we picture pollution, we can only think of noisy places and a smoky ambiance. What we fail to realize is pollution is not just outdoors but indoors, and most of the times we are the culprit for it. Putting a complete halt to pollution and its effects are next to impossible, but there are definitely ways for tailing off its perils. Below listed are a few measures you can take to safeguard yourself from the hazards of air pollution:
- Check on smoke:
Under no circumstance, you should smoke in the house. The residual gas and particles that settle in the den lead to lung disorders and heart problems.
- Amplify ventilation:
Poor indoor air quality takes our respiratory systems for a toll. We are not asking you to open your windows and doors to attract more air pollution, when we say what we mean is install trickle vents in a way that the air you breathe indoors is allowed to cycle and you don’t end up breathing what you are exhaling.
- Fight with houseplants:
Houseplants have the power to not only enhance the appearance of your house or workplace but can also secure us from the menaces that toxins like ammonia and benzene widely present in the air can bring. If you plant at least one plant per 100sq cm of your house, you can be assured of pure air and an overall rejuvenated aura. Peace lilies, aloe vera, lady palm, money plant, European Ivy, Boston fern, etc. are excellent pollutant repellants.
- Conserve energy:
Energy saving is one of the most effortless ways to combat pollution in a day to day life. Installing power efficient products and star appliances in the house do not only cut down on your monthly electricity outlays but emit less carbon dioxide into the air. Avoid air conditioner usage until the heat is unbearable.
- Fill up on nutrition:
You might not have full control over the external factors, but you can surely bed in pollution filters in your body. Inculcation of food items enriched with Vitamin C, Omega fatty acids, Omega 3 and magnesium can prove to impeccable to alleviate the detrimental effects of pollution. Also, add in tulsi, ginger, lemon, cashew nuts and walnuts in your regular diet for uplifted immunity and for easily winning the battle against pollution.
- Stay dry and clean:
Not majorly addressed but carpets and moisture are pollution magnets. Carpets are the toxic sponge attracting dust mites, mold spores, and dust thus demanding regular cleaning. Try to keep the humidity level in the residence to be less than 30%.
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