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Maintaining an average health has become a major challenge due to increasing air pollution. We have got caught in this comprehensive web of toxic pollutants in the air which chalet into our body system and pose a threat to our health.
As per the latest reports by WHO 92% of the world breathes bad air.
Air pollution causes 30,000 deaths in Delhi annually, fifth leading cause of death in India(1)
The leading example being New Delhi’s air pollution which hit dangerous levels during Diwali 2016. (2). The PM2.5, tiny particles in the air jumped to dangerous levels, according to data measured by the board’s air-quality stations in the city.*PM (Particulate matter is a mixture of solid particles and liquid droplets in the air which are not visible to the naked eye)
India has already beaten china in in air pollution deaths last year (3)
It is not only the outdoor air pollutants emitted from cars, factories, power plants, smog causes air pollution; but even air indoors is no more safe. Indoor air has a different composition from outside. Air quality inside the house is determined by volatile organic compounds. Pollutants which are released from solid fuels, gases, smoking, building materials, pollens, kitchen smoke, aerosol products, pet hair, dust, etc. And most of the symptoms of diseases caused by indoor pollutants occur much later. Indian houses being of match box sizes, we have less of ventilation options. There is fewer greenery and more constructions around our homes. Many of us are not even aware of the linkage between the source of pollutants in their homes and the continuous spell of illness among the family members. The entire debate on air pollution is focused on outdoor pollutants and less is spoken about the pollutants indoors.
Some of the major effects of indoor air pollution are:
We want to have healthiest air in our room and breathe pollution free air indoors, which is possible and completely in our hands.
Air purifiers are big saviors to help us get rid of indoor pollutants. So how do they work?
Few friends of mine swear by air purifiers and have noted the difference in the quality of air in the house and same is reflected in the health of the family members.
Winters being more prone to pollution, the air quality further worsens not even leaving our homes. Imagine, one coming from outdoors, scorching in the sun, bearing the smog & dust in the bustling traffic and then coming home again welcomed by different set of pollutants. If we have an air purifier at home, we will at least be assured of a clean air in our house.
Off lately my family has been down with frequent bouts of cold and for our healthy living we are surely going to get an indoor air quality check done along with demo of Dr. Aeroguard air purifier for healthiest Air in our room. It is rightly said, ‘Charity begins at home’. Let’s start keeping air clean and fresh at our homes and promise to do the same for our society at large.