Air pollution amidst pandemic, here are top precautions to take

Supreme Court asks Delhi to call an emergency meeting of states to tackle air pollution

While nationwide lockdown for few months gave us a brief glimpse of clear sky and fresh air, metro cities are yet again experiencing poor air quality. As people are ready to embrace this new normal, reports suggest that there could be an expected decline in the air quality index.

Big cities like Delhi/NCR and Gurgaon have already started experiencing heavy rise in air pollution. The situation can be even more threatening for people with underlining health issues such as respiratory or cardiovascular diseases. With the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19, experts are revealing murky relationship between bad air quality and the worsening situation of COVID 19. Researchers in US are conducting a study that suggests poor air particles might be further responsible for the viral transmission.

As smog levels are on the rise in India, people are worried about the worsening situations of coronavirus spread. Apart from these exacerbated risks of viral transmission, air pollution might lead to other complications such as respiratory tract inflammation and lungs diseases that can further increase your vulnerability of viral infection.

Precautions to take: 

With the ongoing festive season and existing pandemic, it is extremely important to be aware about the requisite precautionary measures.

To keep illness and infection at bay here’s all that you need to do:

-Although it is festive season across the country, it is highly advisable that you refrain from visiting crowded areas such as shopping malls, markets and parties. Try to stay indoors as much as possible. Even if you step out of your homes, ensure that you are wearing a mask and sanitizing regularly.

-In addition to regular use of mask and sanitizer, make sure that you are maintaining social distance in public places. This precautionary measure will help in stopping the spread of deadly coronavirus.

-For the upcoming festivals, refrain from burning firecrackers as they are one of the major reasons responsible for rising air pollution.

-As far as your diet is concerned, try to include fresh fruits and vegetables rich in essential nutrients such as vitamin A, C, B and E.  Eating and healthy and well-balanced diet will boost your immunity and improve your overall health.

Since we do not have any vaccine to combat coronavirus, it is best to follow these precautionary measures to stop the transmission of this infectious disease. Along with a healthy, nutritious and homecooked food, ensure that your hydration levels are always in check. You can also consult your own doctor to get an expert’s opinion on the intake of vitamin D, C and zinc supplements.

Disclaimer: The advice given in this content is purely based on generic information. These tips are not to be considered as an alternative to standard medical opinion. It is advised to always consult your own doctor for medical help. The Vocal News does not claim any responsibility for given information.