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6 Ways to Reduce Indoor Air Pollution

By NS Desk | Nirog Health Tips | Posted on :   07-Dec-2020

The air that we take inside the body daily through our breath also has a significant effect on our health. In fact, the study has stated that one of the 2 most polluted cities in the continent of Asia is the national capital New Delhi and the second city is Tehran, the capital of Iran.

Air Pollution Increases in Winter

The problem of air pollution in the winter season increases even more because stubble is lit on large scales in many parts of North India. Several steps are also being taken by the government to curb the sale of firecrackers and burning of firecrackers, despite its air pollution levels have been steadily increasing for the last few days which will probably reach worse after Diwali. A rapid increase in air pollution means that the problems related to people's health will also increase in the same proportion.


Polluted Air Can Cause Many Diseases
Pollutants in polluted air cause many health problems such as respiratory problems, damage to the eyes, skin diseases, asthma attacks, etc. There have been several studies in this regard that have been reported that prolonged exposure to polluted air can cause problems such as emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and brain damage, and later in life. The risk of dementia also increases over the years.

Measures to Reduce Air Pollution
There is not much you can do at your level to reduce the air pollution outside the house, except try to stay at least in contact with the polluted air. But you can definitely make the air inside the house clean and pollution-free. Here are some tips to reduce indoor pollution:

1. Clean the House Regularly
If dust accumulates inside the house, there is a problem of mold and damping, then it also keeps the person exposed to air pollutants for a long time. So check every corner inside your house to see if there is any dampness or mold or if there is no dust for a long time. If so, clean the house thoroughly. Be sure to thoroughly clean the AC vent, curtains, bed sheets, pillows, quilts, etc., and furniture regularly. Doing this can prevent pollution particles from freezing.


2. Plant Indoor Plants at Home
Houseplants that can be easily placed indoors also help clean and purify the indoor air as these plants release oxygen. Bring indoor plants like Erica Palm and Snake Plant home to help you improve the indoor air quality. But while keeping these plants indoors, make sure that there is no problem of fungi or mildew (plant disease). Also, water should not accumulate around the plants, or else it may cause mosquitoes.

 

3. Install Air Purifiers at Home
In view of the increasing air pollution, the demand for air purifiers has also increased these days. Air purifiers, especially ionic purifiers, go a long way in almost completely removing air pollution particles and stimulants. This is the right time to buy a good purifier and if you can afford one, take an air purifier and place it in the most used place in the house.


4. The Operation of Air is Necessary
If there is a problem of moisture or dampness in the house and the particles of pollution remain stored at someplace for a long time, then this also increases the exposure level of the person to pollution. To avoid this, it is very important that you allow air to flow properly in your home. Instead of keeping all the windows of the house closed at all times, open the windows for a while. But if you are worried while opening the window that more pollution can come inside the house, then arrange for an exhaust fan and vent (skylight).


5. Use Natural Air Purifiers
Apart from indoor plants or houseplants, there are many natural things that can clean and purify the indoor environment and air. Such as activated charcoal, which is known to remove toxic substances present in the air. Apart from this, beeswax candles, bamboo charcoal, and salt lamps can also help in cleaning and purifying the indoor air.


6. Maintain Gas Appliances and Candles Correctly
Smoke emitting while cooking and the smoke emitted during the burning of many indoor products such as candles or oil lamps also negatively affect the indoor air quality. So make sure that your gas pipeline or cylinder is completely safe, use a ventilator or chimney while cooking so that the smoke passes out quickly rather than accumulate indoors and as far as possible from candles and oil lamps Useless.

Bottom Line
This content loaded with suggestions provides casual information only. It is in no way a replacement for a qualified medical opinion. Always talk with an Ayurveda doctor for more queries.

NS Desk

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