The increasing pollution and farm fires in the vicinity have created a rather smoggy environment in Delhi, the capital of India. While its exposure is inevitable to the residents, there are some precautions which can be taken to avoid direct inhalation of such toxic smoke.
1. Face Masks- While any and everything, ranging from a scarf to handkerchief to ordinary surgical mask, used to cover your face during exposure to smog is helpful, there are certain face masks to be precisely thought of in such conditions. One such example is a 3M particulate face mask. This respirator is designed to help provide quality air and reliable respiratory protection. 3M’s proprietary filter media and Advanced Electret Media filters dust and other particles while allowing for natural breathing.
2. Air purifiers- Installing this inside house can help breathe purified air which continuously gets filtered through the purifier. Among those the one’s with UV-C sanitizers should be preferred.
3. Remaining indoors in peak hours of smog i.e. early morning and late night can help prevent excessive inhalation of direct pollution.
While precaution is always better than cure, there are excellent Homoeopathic medicines which are helpful for various consequences of smog inhalation says Dr Surbhi Gupta Khandelwal. A dry cough, irritation in eyes, headache, and shortness of breath. Since sensitive people can be continuously affected till the causative factor i.e. smog is present in air, it is advisable to take homeopathic medicines in such cases where prolonged medication with minimal side effects can be provided esp, for children.