The toxic Delhi smog of November is back to haunt us! Last year, at the same time, people had a terrifying experience of the air pollution. In 2016, the Diwali crackers were the main source for the smog. But despite a ban on crackers this year, it seems like there is no respite from it.
Yesterday, people of Delhi NCR witnessed the same scenario. They woke up with a dense grey smog and that has become an obvious post-Diwali scenario.
As per the CPCB (Central Pollution Control Board), the air quality index has touched 448, which is more severe than the 403 mark of Delhi post-Diwali. After the last year horrific conditions, Delhiites thought that they would never experience such level of Smog. According to the reports, fifteen air quality stations crossed the danger mark again on Tuesday.
Experts have said that Delhiites could face this situation for the next few days as the wind condition and humidity level are leading to the accumulation of pollutants in the air. So, now after hearing this news, it becomes more important for the Delhi NCR people to be extra cautious about their health. Here are some tips that you should follow to safeguard yourself against Delhi Smog
1. Try to stay indoors
Minimise your outings during this period as your lungs might get affected because of the poor air quality. Skip your morning and evening walks to protect your lungs from the exposure to toxic air.
2. Purchase air masks
Air masks are the most economical and effective way to protect yourself against the toxic smog. Because every breath you take, can have a huge impact on your health.
3. Drink lot of water
During this smoggy season, it is very important to drink water as it flushes out all the toxins from the nose, lungs, and throat. So, always try to drink more water. You can also try out the ayurvedic treatments available to fight pollution.
4. Make your home greener
You can keep plants in your house to improve the air quality naturally. Ivy, spider plant and aloe vera are very effective when it comes to purifying the air. This is because they suck up the carbon and pollutants from the air to make your environment healthier.
5. Keep yourself covered
As the weather is also getting colder, it is suggested by the experts that you should keep yourself covered. Because there are chances that your skin might get affected owing to the pollution and it can even cause eczema.