The pollution levels have been rising to alarming levels in the recent past with multiple deleterious effects on our health, worst affected being the lungs. As all efforts are being made to control the air pollution, we need to protect ourselves and our families from this noxious air, till such time that these pollution controlling measures start to show their positive effects.\n
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Save Our Lungs in High Levels of Air Pollution
Save our LUNGS
The pollution levels have been rising to alarming levels in the recent past with multiple deleterious effects on our health, worst affected being the lungs.
As all efforts are being made to control the air pollution, we need to protect ourselves and our families from this noxious air, till such time that these pollution controlling measures start to show their positive effects.
10 Points to Save our LUNGS
We need to understand the severity of the present situation and take immediate actions. Read our 10 Points to Save Our Lungs in High Levels of Air Pollution
Ask why to take out four cars from one location to another when you could easily fit in just one. Car Pool is a sure-shot way to tackle the black smoke that has engulfed our cities. Lower the number of cars on the road leads to less pollution. Do not hesitate to ask. It is not difficult.
Avoid taking out a car for small things such as visiting a restaurant few yards away. Encourage yourself switching to walking. Another environment friendly option is cycling. Cycling is not just a great way to keep fit or shed calories but also it is pollution free. For covering the nearby distances why not walk or switch to cycles.
Telecommute or going for online purchase is far better than going out to shop and contribute to the pollution levels.
We have been hearing this slogan since we were kids but recall here, how many have you actually planted with your hands. It is true that the trees help in filtering the air and provide shade.
Though tough to stop using paper completely, it is imperative to save paper and recycle as much as you can. Recycling can help to avoid wastage. Harmful pollutants are released during the manufacturing process and play havoc with the environment.
Air conditioner contributes heavily to global warming and therefore, it is better to switch to using fans as much as we can.
Make a diary when you plan to make a trip for shopping or running errands. Try to plan and organize your travel in a go rather than making several trips and contributing to air pollution.
You may hate the censor board for smoking bans or advertisements during the movie-breaks in theatres but the matter of truth remains that smoking is extremely harmful for health as well as injurious to environment.
When stepping out of the room, turn off lights immediately. Turn off office computers and other equipment's when leaving the office premises. It is important to save resources because wasting resources is same as wasting quality of lives on the planet.
It is pivotal to maintain our cars or any equipment that emits gas or smoke. Accelerate gradually and keep your tires inflated. Obeying traffic rules such as speed limits can help to save your life as well as many other lives on roads.
MBBS(AIMS), MS(SURGERY, AIIMS), MNAMS, FACS, FICS, FUICC
Senior Consultant : General, Laparoscopic, Thoracic, Thoracoscopic & Robotic Surgeon
Dr. (Prof.) Arvind Kumar is presently the Director, Institute of Robotic Surgery and the Chairman of Centre for Chest Surgery & Lung Transplantation at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi. It’s under his aegis and efforts that Sir Ganga Ram Hospital has become Asia's first hospital to deliver successful Robotic Vascular Surgery.Read more >>