Being an asthma patient, life is difficult when you live in a polluted city like Lahore. Along with all the lively vibes and beauty of Lahore, we face extreme conditions every year. Smog hits Pakistan more strongly, every passing year. All we do is to curse and complain but we never try to think out the ways which will bring improvement.
Our homes nowadays have become more energy-efficient, and also more airtight than homes built previously. Most of us spend 90% of our time indoors. The quality of the air we breathe, the environment we live in, has an influence on our health much more than we can ever imagine.
Have we ever thought of a way which might help us breathe or at least survive better? Don’t think much and start improving things with your homes first. Smog is beatable in a much easier way than we thought of. This article is a little guide to improve or air quality standards.
What Is Smog Doing To Us?
Smog is a deadly condition, taking the lives of many people every year. It is a combination of multiple air pollutants that are dangerous for human health, harm the environment, and even cause permanent lung damage.
It aggravates and irritates many health issues such as:
- Chronic bronchitis
- Other respiratory problems
- Eye irritation
- Colds and lung infections.
Who Is At risk?
- Adults who are active in outdoors activities
- People with respiratory diseases
How Can Plants Help Us?
Plants are the best known for absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. They are good for the environment, lifestyle and health. Many plants are proved useful because they remove multiple toxins from the air we breathe in.
Apart From Appearance, Plants Help Us With Much More
We usually bring plants to our homes just so they can make our place look more beautiful. However, rather than used only as decorative items, plants can also serve as the best air purifiers. Plants are the best solution for poor air quality. They have a great ability to remove a wide array of pollutants and allergens.
Plants are the best to be kept in our bedrooms, they help us sleep and breathe better and are an overall contribution to a healthier breathing environment.
Here is how we can use plants as air cleaners:
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- Use at least two plants in every room so they can perform better (two different plants)
- Keep humidity levels between 35% and 65%
Plants That Are Air Purifiers
Many people are concerned about which plant to keep as an air purifier and how can they take care of them. To save plant soil from developing mould and mildew, use aquarium gravel as a layer in it. The leaves can we wiped down once a week to prevent dust buildup, which can exacerbate allergies.
Here’s a list of ‘air cleaner’ plants:
- Chinese Evergreen
- Bamboo Palm
- Boston Fern
- Spider Plant
- English Ivy
- Snake Plant
- Peace Lily
These plants are widely used in the houses. Try filling up your house with a variety of plants as well, not only to make it look beautiful but to also help improve the environment. We can also help create awareness in people around us so they can also contribute as much as they can.
If you are also a victim of this smoggy atmosphere and are confused which doctor to consult from, log on to marham.pk or call at 03111222398 to book your appointment with the best doctor in town.
Javeria Adil Chughtai
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