Safeguard your family from the fatal wave of post-Diwali air pollution

Diwali symbolises different things to different people; a festival of lights, the time to gorge on sweets, a night to dress up in your best Indian attire and so much more. But the festival is also infamous for the fireworks. Bursting crackers not only affects people’s health but also leaves a rising trail of pollution in its wake.

As bursting firecrackers continue to affect the environment during the festive season, burning of crops and the change in season adds its fair share to the rise in air pollution. The air quality index has increased at an alarming rate in the last few years, and this year is no different. According to an International Commission Report, India accounts for the highest pollution-related deaths in the world (source – NDTV). While air pollution is a concern throughout the year, the week after Diwali is a bane for people with respiratory disorders, especially children and senior citizens. Studies suggest that the air India breathes is turning more toxic by the day, causing an average of two deaths per day due to air pollution.

Outdoor air pollution is unhealthy for people, but sadly it doesn’t just stop there. The polluted air enters your home and your lungs, making you and your family prone to allergies and respiratory concerns. The other undermined factor contributing to respiratory concerns is poor indoor air quality. Research has shown that indoor air pollution can be up to 10 times worse than outdoor air pollution. The major sources of indoor air pollution are fumes released while cooking, anti-pest sprays, tobacco smoke, Volatile Organic Compounds released from domestic cleaning agents, paints, adhesives, etc. Another source of this concern is poor ventilation of indoor air, because of which the stale and polluted air continues to be in the home itself.

With the idea of not further adding to the air pollution this year, people have been quite conscientious and responsible with bursting firecrackers. Many switched to a ‘no crackers Diwali’ motto and served their part in bringing a change. Just as people are taking steps to reduce outdoor air pollution, you should also take measures to curb indoor air pollution.

Here are a few other measures you can take to protect yourself from the the ill-effects of air pollution:

  • Wear an anti-pollution mask while you step out to protect yourself
  • Use safe, chemical-free products for household chores
  • Avoid smoking indoors
  • Place potted plants in your home to have fresh indoor air
  • Avoid stepping out in the presence of thick smog
  • Improve your home’s ventilation
  • Invest in an air purifier

One of the most effective ways to cope with the issue of rising air pollution in your homes is investing in an air purifier. Air purifiers help to remove pollutants, contaminants, and smoke from the air you breathe, making it safe and pure to breathe.

Amidst all the festivities and celebrations, the environment takes a huge hit. Not just that, your health too is impacted. While we bring about a change and celebrate Diwali in an environmentally friendly way, it’s a slow and long process. To protect yourself and your family from the threats of indoor air pollution, bring home a Dr. Aeroguard air purifier today. It offers a range of air purifiers suitable for every need and space, giving you pure and healthy air to breathe.

 

Here are few ways in which you can make this Diwali – A Healthy Diwali

Diwali, the festival of lights, is right around the corner. It’s the season where the entire country is lit up with beautiful lights and is dressed up in vibrant colours. People from different communities come together to celebrate this festival and spend time with their loved ones!

While enjoying the spirit of festivity, people often let their health take a back seat. This Diwali, let’s take a healthier route towards celebration and make this Diwali – A Healthy Diwali.

Here are few ways in which you can celebrate Diwali in a healthy manner:

  1. Clean your home thoroughly:

The preparation of Diwali begins a week prior to the actual day. Many people resort to dusting in-order to make their home celebration-ready. However, dusting only displaces the dust and dirt, it does not gets rid of it thoroughly. To completely get rid of germs and bacteria, you can deep clean your home and keep it free from all kinds of pollutants with the help of Euroclean range.You can deep clean your home by steam-cleaning carpets, sofas, curtains and vacuuming hard-to-reach surfaces.

  1. Go for healthy Diwali Treats:

Who doesn’t love Diwali treats? It is that time of the year when your entire family comes together to spend quality time with each other. As a majority of Diwali treats are high on sugar and calories, it is wise to go for healthy dishes like sugar-free sweets, dry fruit ladoo, marmara ladoo, etc and bring the feeling of festivity in a healthy way. Also while you’re cooking up special meals for this festive time, ensure you use purified water only. Don’t take the risk of water-borne diseases taking you or your loved ones prey in this happy time

  1. Dry Fruits are great for gifting:

As you are taking a healthy route to celebrate this Diwali, why not gift something similar to your loved ones? Park aside the box of sweets and surprise your loved ones with a box full of healthy dry fruits! Dry fruits are packed with nutrients and energy which makes it truly a great gift for healthy Diwali. So, give them the gift of nutrition and health and enjoy the treasured moments of this festival in a healthy manner.

  1. Do not skip your workout routine:

During festivals, people sometimes skip their workout regime. It’s important to balance out the calorie-rich goodies with some exercise to keep your health in check.

  1. Avoid bursting fire crackers:

Did you know 243 incidents related to firecrackers were reported on Diwali in Delhi alone last year, while 40 burn injuries were reported in Ludhiana? During Diwali, bursting of firecrackers leads to poor quality of air which causes health concerns in people, especially the ones who are suffering from respiratory diseases. Irresponsible handling of firecrackers also result in many hazardous injuries. It also cause discomfort to sick people, the elderly, babies, and animals. So, it is wise to keep those firecrackers away and celebrate Diwali in a safe way.

  1. Go for a flower Rangoli:

Rangoli is a symbol of art and culture. The celebrations of Diwali is almost incomplete without a rangoli outside your home. It is primarily made of powder colours. Powder colours consist of sand and marble dust which are hazardous for your health. How about you use flower petals and leaves this Diwali to make a beautiful Rangoli and say no to powder colours. It’s an eco-friendly option and will also eliminate any possibility of allergies and ill-health to you and your family.

  1. Safeguard your indoors from air pollutants:

During Diwali, due to the rituals and cultural activities, air pollution is higher than usual. As this festival also marks the onset of winter, the air is cooler around you and the smog doesn’t move higher into the atmosphere. Hence, we end up breathing the polluted air which results in sniffles and cough amongst the people. So to safeguard your loved ones from the adverse effects of air pollution, bring home an air purifier. It will not only purify indoor air of your home but will also make it healthy for your family.

Diwali is one of the most beautiful festivals in India, let’s make it a #HealthyDiwali one step at a time!