Air pollution that increased in the last 2 days has made breathing a difficult process for everyone. Waking up to yellow and dusty weather conditions naturally puts everyone off immediately. But what’s not in our hands should not even affect our mood. What we can do is protect ourselves from such weather conditions which does not affect our health. Here we bring to you few tips on how you can protect yourself and your families from this dusty weather. AVOID WALKING Many people have the habit of going for a morning walk to stay healthy. But seeing such weather conditions, one should always avoid going out for morning walks. Avoid any kind of outdoor activities at least till the time the smog does not settle. MASKS [caption id="attachment_39626" align="alignnone" width="600"] Source[/caption] Use N95/99 face masks during such weather conditions whenever you step outside your home. This face mask does not absorb any harmful matter which makes the process of breathing easier for them. PLANTS [caption id="attachment_39625" align="alignnone" width="225"] Source[/caption] Plants like Aloe Vera, Ivy and Spider Plant helps in purifying the air. These plants, when kept inside the rooms and offices, reduce the air pollution indoors. PROPER VENTILATION IN THE KITCHEN AND BATHROOM People are not aware about the fact that indoor pollution is more harmful than the outdoor pollution. For evading the indoor pollution, one should always have an exhaust in the bathroom and a chimney in the kitchen. This helps in circulating the air again. NO OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Refuse your kids when they ask you for any kind of outdoor activities. USE OF AIR PURIFIERS Make sure to use air purifiers in the rooms of children, elderly and the pregnant ladies. These are the people who are most prone to get ill because of air pollution. VENTILATE THE HOME PROPERLY It is suggested to ventilate the homes properly. Open the windows of your home between 2 to 5 in the afternoon because this is the time when the content of PM 2.5 is the least in the air. JAGGERY AS A DETOX AGENT [caption id="attachment_39624" align="alignnone" width="500"] Source[/caption] Start using jaggery as a detoxification agent. It helps in clearing out the detoxified substances from the lungs. Use of jaggery instead of sugar in all the daily items like tea, cakes which are home baked etc. is preferred.