We can live without water & food for a few days, but without air, we can’t live for a few minutes even. According to WHO, 70 Lakh deaths have been recorded worldwide due to air pollution.
How do we keep the air around us healthy?
There are three components which make air polluted.
- Carbon & dust particles – causes respiratory diseases such as asthma
- Toxic gases- causes discomfort in inhaling & blocks oxygen
- Low oxygen – causes low energy
Low oxygen is becoming a serious issue. We should be aware of the impacts and follow the best practices to keep the air that we breathe, healthy. On an average, every day a person needs 550 Lots of oxygen, and this can be achieved if we have 11000 Lots of air oxygen, which is, 19.5% of oxygen in the air. On the contrary, 21% is considered to be the average level for healthy breathing. And, if the level dips less than 21%, the person may not be energetic. Unfortunately, many cities have been experiencing this phenomenon already.
What happens if the oxygen level drops in the air we breathe?
- Most of the organs start functioning slowly in our body
- 10% of the brain stops working
- 6% will die
Lets look at recent instances as examples.
The deaths of kids who were locked inside the car for a long time with all windows closed.
Increased rates in cancer patients who regularly got used to AC at their homes. Because, when ACs are on all windows are closed and there is no fresh air inside. This causes low level of oxygen in the air, eventually enabling cancer cells to grow faster. Also, it has been observed that 60 percent of the AC plants or machines are poorly maintained in residential set-up(s) and industries.
Ill-effects caused by high concentric insecticides, mosquito coils and strong deo-sprays as well.
How do we maintain a sufficient oxygen level in the Air?
1. Stop using ACs at homes unless it is required. Also, avoiding it as much as possible, where ever, would be highly recommended.
2. Don’t stuff your space OR home with too much of furniture or unwanted materials. What happens when you do not stuff? The more the space, there is more room for air and oxygen, with lesser radiations and vapors that might cause certain materials to dissipate.
3. Control air pollution & carbon footprints.
- Use shared or public transport as much as possible, as 1 litre of diesel or petrol consumes 10,000 Lots of air.
- Most of the air in the atmosphere is consumed by vehicles and engines than living beings. It is quite sad to note, but true.
4. Purchase the products that you really need and minimize the carbon prints, because, when products gets produced & delivered, a lot of machinery and vehicles are used which consumes more air in the atmosphere.
5. Every individual should start working on the production of oxygen by planting more plants in the gardens, parks and farms, and avoid using pesticides on plants.
6. Conserve forests at your best possibility, as they are the best manufacturers of quality air.
There are some studies which state oxygen-rich air above the required level can also be harmful to health & this happens only during forced oxygen inhalation in the medical process. Our nature is well balanced to provide healthy natural oxygen that is required for well-being, but now, we have to strive to conserve it.
In this generation, we have been so lucky to have a good comfortable life as a gift passed on from our older generations. We can create a quality living by respecting our environment and optimized ways of living, caring for a better atmosphere and well-being of our next generations as well.