SMOG is a form of air pollutant, it is made up of Smoke and Fog combined.
Delhi has been ranked number 1 in the world for its air being polluted and has the highest amount of smog and other harmful pollutants. Emissions from vehicles and industries, combustions of wood and coal together with certain weather conditions are the major causes of giving birth to this poisonous gas. It affects the health of humans, animals and plants.
Smog can lead to the following terrible effects:
1) Irritation in eyes,nose and throat and chest
3) Increasing asthma attacks
4) Lung damage and breathing problems
5) Birth defects and premature deaths.
6) Accidents on roads and plane crashes.
Following are the steps you can adapt to in order to protect yourself from smog and the deadly effects of air pollution:
1) Wearing anti-pollutant masks– Anti-pollutant masks are available at chemists or pharmaceutical stores near you, the current condition in the capital is severe and if you have not purchased your personal mask yet, it is high time to get one and protect yourself from the harmful effects of smog.
2) Do not Workout- Restrict yourself not just from jogs but any activity that requires physical strength because it will lead to heavy breathing and eventually you’ll inhale more toxic particles,present in the air.
3) Try to avoid outdoor activity- Staying indoor is advised as the current conditions will have adverse effects on your health and try to take steam with a few drops of eucalyptus oil as it will help you relax and detoxify your body of the poisonous gas.
4) Preventing the indoor air- In the prevailing conditions even staying indoor isn’t safe as smog might enter your house as well, to avoid that you can always switch on exhaust fans and use air purifiers. Try not to smoke or control smoking to some extent.
5) Eat healthy- Try to eat fruits like melons, grapes, lemons, kiwis, papaya etc which are rich with nutrients like Vitamin C as they help the body to fight against the harmful toxins present in the smog and among vegetables try to include cauliflower, peas, okra, red bell pepper and broccoli in your daily diet.
Get yourself protected from the harmful air borne toxins of smog and try to reduce the air pollution by reducing the consumption of fuel, using public transport, burning less amount of coal, woods and agricultural waste. The significance of pollution level in the capital of our country as depicted under AQI index(Air Quality Index) is beyond hazardous at the moment. So, keep all these steps in your mind and stay safe from the great smog of Delhi.