People have been polluting the Earth like never before since the Industrial Revolution. Today, it is difficult to find a location that has not been polluted in some way.
Some pollution is visible, such as pieces of plastic washed up on our beaches or illegal dumpsites in groves near large cities; other pollution is hidden, and perhaps even more dangerous, as in the air we breathe in Delhi every day. As a result, it is critical to take serious steps to control air pollution, so that everyone can breathe safely.
How to control air pollution in Delhi?
· Using public transports
Using public transportation is a sure way to contribute to less air pollution because it uses less gas and energy; even carpools help. In addition to reducing the amount of fuel and gas released, taking public transportation can help you save money. Fewer vehicles on the road will result in lower emissions.
· Reduction of forest fires and smoking
The collection of garbage and setting it on fire in dry seasons, or dry leaves catching fires, is a significant contributor to air pollution. Additionally, smoking contributes to air pollution and worsens air quality, as well as obviously harming one's health.
· Use of fans instead of Air Conditioner
The use of air conditioners consumes a lot of energy and produces a lot of heat, which is bad for the environment. ACs, like fans, requires a lot of power and energy to operate.
· Use filters for chimneys
The gas emitted by fireplaces in homes and factories is extremely dangerous for air pollution, and severely harms air quality. Filters should be used at the very least if consumption cannot be reduced. This will help to reduce the effect of harmful gases absorbing in the air.
· Avoid usage of crackers
Unfortunately, the use of fireworks at festivals and weddings is one of the leading causes of air pollution, resulting in a layer of smog that is extremely harmful to health.
As a result, the practice of not using crackers should be implemented.
· Implement Afforestation
Finally, plant and grow as many trees as you possibly can. The practice of planting trees has numerous environmental benefits, and aids in the release of oxygen.
Preventive measures of indoor air pollution: How to clean the air in your home?
· Keep air purifying indoor plants
Keeping houseplants is a very elegant solution for improving indoor air quality that is also good for our health. Many houseplants, like trees, can metabolize air pollutants from indoor spaces, while also refreshing the air by removing carbon dioxide and replenishing oxygen levels.
· Open your windows
Opening your windows fully for three to five minutes at least once a day, can replace stagnant and polluted indoor air with fresh air from outside. Allowing the air in your home to circulate, even for short periods of time, is important because it allows accumulated toxins to escape and reduces humidity, which accumulates from many indoor activities, such as cooking, doing laundry, or taking a steamy shower.
· Use natural products and non-toxic cleaners
The vast majority of air fresheners, detergents, paints, and cleaners on the market contain toxic substances, such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which vaporize easily into indoor air. Therefore, when purchasing products for your home, choose the cleanest and greenest products, which are free of harmful polluting chemicals.
· Indoor smoking is not permitted
You should not smoke inside your home. Cigarette smoke contains up to 70 carcinogenic and toxic substances, which can linger in the indoor air for a long time.
The only way to reverse the negative actions we have adopted in our modern lifestyles is to become more aware, and change our habits. Even, if authorities must take some action, individual habits can have a significant impact. They will have an impact locally, if not globally, in the environment where you live.
How can we assist?
Netsol Water is dedicated to offering practical solutions for air pollution management, thus, safeguarding the world's most valuable resource, the air. We provide biofilters, scrubbers, incinerators, and many more to control air pollution in Delhi, and other cities of India.