Check out how to deal with choking air pollution in Delhi-NCR?

The authorities in Delhi have stopped all building work and demolition operations pending further instructions due to the rising air pollution in the nation's capital.

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Air quality in Delhi-NCR is still considered “bad.” The nation’s capital’s air quality keeps becoming worse. AQI for Delhi was 354 on Wednesday morning. However, Noida is still considered to be in the “severe” category.

With an AQI of 428, Noida’s air quality, which had not improved over the previous days, remained in the “severe” category. Gurugram continued to fall within the “extremely poor” classification with an AQI of 346.

The authorities in Delhi have stopped all building work and demolition operations pending further instructions due to the rising air pollution in the nation’s capital.

Here are certain precautions that one can take to ward off the negative effects of toxic air pollutants:

Wear protective clothing: Air pollution contains numerous irritants that can irritate your skin and lead to infections. It is best to dress in long sleeves and wash your face and hands frequently.

Consume a nutritious diet and plenty of water: To strengthen your immune system, include jaggery, basil leaves, and honey in your diet. Drink plenty of water and eat a balanced, healthy diet to help your body flush out airborne contaminants that enter through your mouth and nose.

Use pollution mask:  Use it to protect your face. N95 and N99 pollution mask are recommended by medical professionals as being the most effective. If a mask is not available, cover your face with a piece of cloth.

Use enclosed cars and rideshare: If the trip is short, put on a pollution mask and go for a walk or a bike ride. Fuel emissions are one of the main causes of air pollution. Use a nearby method of public transportation, such as a bus or subway, if the distances are short. Avoid travelling in open vehicles, such as cars or two-wheelers, and opt to carpool if the connectivity is bad.

Refrain from smoking and putting out candles: In addition to reducing vehicular pollution, additional required actions include reducing the amount of smoke from cigarettes, candles, bonfires, and woodstoves.

Prevent building and visiting construction sites: If you are building, put off the project until the air quality gets better, and stay away from visiting a construction site to avoid breathing in the dust.