Recent reports revealed that air pollution is the culprit for killing more people every year. No wonder why others are selling fresh air in a can! But given our lifestyle, and considering that most areas are already polluted, how can we protect ourselves?
How can you protect yourself from air pollution?
Use less energy at home
If you want to help the environment, you have to start at home. What you can do is to use less energy. That’s not really bad because it allows you to do ‘offline’ things. For example, you can read books instead of watching television. Your kids can paint or play musical instruments instead of playing computer games. You can even play board games with the entire family. You are cleaning the air, improving your life, and improving your relationship with the family.
Get air purifying plants
It would be a great idea to get purifying plants for your home. Aloe vera is a good example and highly recommended because it has a lot of health benefits. If possible, you can also initiate in your office to add indoor plants. Everyone will eventually benefit from it. Lastly, if you are planning to give something to a loved one, why not air purifying plants? At least you are educating and saving them from air pollution at the same time.
Have proper ventilation for your bathroom and kitchen
Did you know that indoor air pollution is worse than the outdoor kind? Make sure that your entire house is properly ventilated so that the air is recirculated.
Get air purifiers
Get air purifiers and place it in the rooms of your kids, elderly, and pregnant women. Always remember that they are highly sensitive to polluted air.
Use eucalyptus oil
Eucalyptus oil can help in relaxing air passages. It is recommended that you take a steam with few drops of this oil. It is an effective way of removing harmful substance brought by air pollution.
Don’t forget your face mask
It is important you wear your face mask whenever you go out. Trust us, people will not judge you!
If you used to exercise outdoors and you found out that your air is polluted, then time to change your venue. Fortunately, there are a lot of gyms where you can continue to do physical activities without jeopardizing your lung health.
However, if your area is not polluted, prevent it from happening by choosing different modes of transportation. For example, you can walk going to the office, or bike going to the mall. Or instead of bringing your own car, use the train.
Ask your kids to stay indoors
If your area suffers from bad air pollution, make sure that your kids are well-protected. Don’t let them stay outdoors for long periods of time. And it will help if you can talk to the school administration to refrain from having outdoor activities in the meantime.
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