How to Protect yourself from Haze

by - 19.9.19

Hi Dearies,

I think we all have been troubled by haze recently.The effect of Haze is quite disastrous especially for people who have to work outdoor. I can feel irritation of my eyes especially i wore the contact lenses for long hours. It can caused irritation of eyes, nose and throat, also dizziness and headaches.

Elders should avoid staying outdoor as it may affect people with reduced lung functions, causing shortness of breath and lung infections.


Here are some tips for you all:

1. STAY INDOOR

Avoid physical outdoor activities especially for child and elders.Close the windows and car windows can help to reduce exposure to pollutants in the air.

2. INCREASE WATER INTAKE

Drinking lots of water help your kidneys to flush out the toxins in your body.

3. WEAR MASKS



N95 Mask is very effective if you need to stay outdoor for more than an hour. It will filters 95% of the small particle in the air, especially when the haze PSI is unhealthy.

Soft cotton or surgical mask is not effective when the haze PSI is more than 200, but some pregnant woman, elders with lung conditions may not be suitable wearing N95 mask, it is good to get doctor advices if you have medical conditions.

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4. GET GOOD AIR PURIFIERS

Pay attention to Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR)

Clean Air Delivery Rate to Room Size
For example, a 100 CADR air cleaner will then clean a room size of 155 sq ft. To go the other way, that is to know your room size and to find the right CADR you would then divide your room square footage by 1.55. Say your room is 250 sq ft. Divide this by 1.55 and you get 161.


5. Check myENV app for latest PSI rating and plan your activities for the day.

6. AVOID DRIVING IF VISIBILITY IS BAD

Always remember safety come first. turn on your headlight and drive if you really have no choice. Increase your following distance and stay alert. Else choose public transport when travel.

7. INCREASE FRUIT AND VEGETABLES INTAKE

Taking more vegetables and fruits helps reduce inflammation that caused by inhaling harmful air with fine particles.


Lets stay healthy and love our earth more by creating less rubbish, eat clean and walk through this haze season together.



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