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by Nature Talkies at Nature Talkies
If you look at the world that we live in, you will see both luxury and misery. However, that’s just the surface level observation — beneath it all exists the misery that nature endures due to our luxury. Pollution and air pollution mainly is what we are talking about. We gave birth to it, and now it is coming to take our lives. There must be a way out, though. While completely getting out of it by ourselves might sound like a dream, we can still protect ourselves from it.
Let’s discuss :
We know it’s practically impossible to never go out of your house. It is not healthy for you either. However, you must check air pollution levels on a daily basis. Whenever you see that it is higher than usual, stay indoors.
Don’t exercise in areas where air pollution is too high
You will always find parks near highways or busy roads. While the government thinks it is going to bring down the pollution level, it is not a good idea for you to exercise in areas where air pollution is too high.
Use less energy
If you want to help yourself and others at the same time, use less energy at home. Try saving as much electricity as you can, be it day or night. This way you will be able to save money and the planet too. It is like hitting two targets with one stone.
Smoking is like a slow death, not just for you but the planet as well. So, quit smoking as soon as you can. It might take some time for you to adjust to your new lifestyle, but it is what’s best for you. Moreover, you will also be saving the money that you would otherwise be spending on cigarettes.
Don’t burn trash
A lot of people are in the habit of burning their trash in their backyard or terrace. It is one of the most terrible things to do to the planet. Always dump your trash precisely where you are supposed to. Also, avoid burning firewood.
Avoid driving whenever you can. Fuel emissions from vehicles are one of the main reasons behind the soaring air pollution we are forced to live with. Walk more or use a bicycle. It is an excellent way to keep up with your fitness while looking after the environment.
Wear a mask
If you have to go out in an area where air pollution levels are too high, don’t forget to wear a mask. Besides, make sure that your mask is capable of filtering the air that you breathe. Otherwise, it defeats the whole purpose.
Install an air purifier at your home
It might sound like a significant investment, but it is a good one. In fact, it is a need of time to install an air purifier at your home. You can spend some money and get fresh air. It does sound like a great deal.
So, these were some handy tips for you to keep yourself from the barbaric effects of air pollution. Let us know your thoughts in the comment section.