Diwali is a time of celebration, but comes also with the fear of terrible pollution levels, increased health troubles, especially for children, elderly, the ill and pets at home. Unfortunately, shutting ourselves indoors does not help because the pollution inside is five times more than outside. Here’s a dekko at what you can actually do.
The World Environment Day, every year, marks as a reminder for all of us to protect the world we live in. Saving the environment and monitoring our actions which harm the earth is very important in today’s day and age. Outdoor air pollution is a major threat to the environment but so is indoor air pollution. In fact, our homes
Soft toys are an essential part of childhood. We all remember having a soft toy that we loved during our early years, which we did not seem to part with no matter how old it got. Some of us still have them packed safely in a corner of our cupboard, to reminisce the memories of our childhood. Now, it’s your
Air pollution in India is rising and causing enormous levels of harm to us with each passing day. We’ve often heard that children are more vulnerable to air pollution than adults, more so in the case of new-born babies. Have you ever wondered why? There are several reasons for it. New-born babies breathe faster than adults, absorbing more air, eventually
Climate change and air pollution – the duo that is causing chaos on earth at an ever-increasing pace. While they might seem like only slightly connected to each other, the truth is they are interconnected to a great extent. In order to understand how air pollution and climate change are connected to each other and how together they are causing
Many people think of the outside air when talking about air pollution. However, did you know that indoor air pollution is 3-4 times more dangerous than outdoor pollution? Kids are more susceptible to the harmful effects caused by indoor air pollution than adults. The poor indoor air quality has a greater impact on kid’s health as their lungs are still
The combination of dust particles, smoke and gas into the atmosphere leads to air pollution and makes the air harmful to breathe. Burning of fossil fuel, poorly maintained vehicles and industrial production are some of the main causes of air pollution. Today, air pollution has become a serious threat for everyone as it not only affects the environment but also
The term ‘smog’ is a combination of two words- ‘smoke’ and ‘fog’. Smog is a yellowish or blackish fog formed primarily by a mixture of pollutants such as fine particles and ground-level ozone. Toxic smog, which occurs because of air pollution, has a mixture of various gases with dust. It makes breathing a difficult process for human beings. Smog results
The air we breathe is not pure and healthy. The harmful toxic petrol fumes and carbon dioxide emissions, which are the major factors of outdoor pollution. Staying indoors doesn’t keep you safe from the dangers of pollution. The reason is indoor air is 10 times more polluted than the outdoor air, which makes you vulnerable to a lot of diseases.
Air pollution is synonymous to smog, CFCs, and another form of outdoor air pollution. However, many of you are not aware that the air inside your home or office is more polluted than the air outside. The presence of formaldehyde fire retardants, lead mold or even volatile chemical compounds from fragrance used in household cleaners leads to indoor air pollution.