New Delhi, Lifestyle Desk. Air Pollution Mask: The level of pollution has become very bad, due to which people living in Delhi and NCR are facing respiratory problems. Such severe pollution levels are not only toxic to our health, but also cause many types of respiratory problems, as well as are dangerous to have long-term health effects. So avoid this smog as little as possible, and use a mask whenever you go out. Apart from covid and pollution, flu and other types of viral diseases have also become common. In such a situation, wearing a mask has become even more important. So what kind of mask can save you in such times? Surgical, Fabric or N95? Let’s find out…

What are the things to keep in mind while buying a mask?

Whether it is Kovid-19 or harmful air pollution, with the help of a mask, you can reduce the risk of falling ill. But not every type of mask can protect you from covid or pollution, so choose a mask that works for you. In such a situation, it is also important to know which type of mask can filter pollutants and protect you from falling ill.

When it comes to filtering out the level of air pollution outside, experts say it is better to use masks that have a filtration valve. The FFP1 mask, or N95 mask, is considered the most effective clinically, as it can effectively limit suspended pollutants in the air. FFP1 masks, which have a 95% filtration rate, can be good for people who face hazardous pollution everyday.

What kind of mask should not use?

Remember, not every mask will work to protect against smog. Some masks will save you from Kovid but will not be able to protect you from pollution. For example, cloth masks, surgical masks or masks that have been used for a long time can no longer protect you from pollution. Apart from this, masks that have valves can also become a danger. Because the valve can have anti virus. If you can’t find an N95 mask, go for a mask that has a clip that fits snugly over your nose and mouth, and most importantly, is of good quality.

Also follow these precautions

It is also important to dispose of the mask properly after using it. Always cut off the mask and throw it in the dustbin or if you want to use it again, clean it thoroughly. Experts are also advising people to at least get out of the house. Remember that winter time, smog and a virus like COVID-19 are the worst enemies of your lungs. People who have a chronic respiratory disease, a weak immunity, or a pre-existing condition need to be more vigilant. Also keep checking the pollution level inside the house.

Disclaimer: The advice and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be taken as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.

Edited By: Ruhee Parvez