Smog, Carbon Dioxide, Sulphur Dioxide. Smoke, Dust, Pollen, industrial fumes, vehicle emissions ,and more pollutants! They’re all killing you slowly. Protect yourself by filtering out these particles from what you are breathing.
Day by day, across the world, people are becoming victims of poor air quality. No one is safe, indoors or outdoors. Air pollution has been a reality for years but we cannot turn a blind eye to it anymore as it is on the rise, our global climates have already been affected and visibility in more cities are decreasing each day. This is a universal issue, and some countries are battling this hazard in their own ways.
Drawbacks of Breathing in Poor Quality of Air
As of today, top cities around the world are featuring in the US AQI (Air Quality Index), and this is a scary. Cities like Sao Paulo in Brazil, or Dubai in the UAE, are getting 154 or 153 in this index (anything above 50 indicates a problem). Beijing and New Delhi have already become the most polluted cities with smog, with haze comprising of particulate matter (PM2.5). Lookup your own city’s air quality on http://aqicn.org/city/
This PM or particulate matter in the air causes many breathing and pulmonary issues:
- Health issues of Bronchitis, asthma, emphysema, wheezing, lung damage sore throat, or dry cough
- Increased fatigue
- Irregular heartbeats
- Obstructive lung disease
- Chronic respiratory issues in children and seniors alike
- Heart attacks
- Lung cancer
Whether we talk about short-term or long-term exposure, the issues remain. You might not get these diseases overnight but over a prolonged period of exposure to heat and pollution.
The exposure to nitrogen oxides or very harsh chemicals and smog are further aggravated by burning of forest wood and even crops. This is why we might notice a burning sensation in our eyes or increased bouts of coughs and cold. Our immunity also goes down over a period. Children playing outdoors also become susceptible to these issues.
Help in Hand for Easy Breathing
Installing air purifiers indoors is another solution we can consider indoors. These are investments to consider for breathing and leading a healthy life.
We have to breathe, and go outdoors. A cheaper, portable option is to using air filtration masks. These masks have the potential to protect our nasal passages from directly inhaling poisonous gasses and particulate matter. The filtration masks can be worn indoors or as one is out and about. Check out our range for multiple occasions and environments on Pure Air Masks.