How to Protect Yourself from the Recent Haze
Haze is a common occurrence in Singapore. It
often occurs between May and October every year
due to the ranging wild fires in forests in the
nearby Indonesia. The winds then blow the ashes
and smoke particles towards Singapore and thus
affecting the air condition in that area.
However, this year the condition has worsened
and reached hazardous levels. The air condition
in Singapore is very poor causing the national
environmental agency to announce on June 17 that
the air health levels have deteriorated to
The air had a rating of 155 on the PSI and
reached 371 on June 20 and a record 401 on
21st June 12pm. With such disastrous conditions,
it poses a great risk on the health of the
residents in this vicinity. Therefore, by
learning the haze tips below, you can be able to
take care of yourself during this particular
period. Surviving this severe haze Singapore
period is the most important thing right now. It
will give you the advantage to be able to
overcome other haze periods that might be less
or worse since you will be well prepared.
Start by protecting yourself while in the house.
Ensure that you close all the windows, doors or
any other opening. This will restrict the air
entering the house and thus preserve the health
of the air in the house. You will prevent the
polluted air, which is full of ash and smoke
particles from coming into the house. Senior
residents are at greater risk of suffering from
respiratory diseases and thus need a lot of care
during this period. By closing all windows and
doors, you can help them stay safe.
In addition, you can also acquire an air
conditioner in your home. By installing this
appliance in your home, you will be able to
purify the air inside the house by removing the
pollutants. Having an air purifier or air
ionizer, serves as an added advantage because
you will be able to catch the very tiny
particles in the air.
When you are outdoors, ensure that you close all
the windows in your car while driving. This is
to protect you from inhaling the polluted air.
To add on that, ensure that you cover your mouth
and nose using a mask when outdoors. You may
also decide to use the mask when inside the
house. It catches the very tiny particles and
ensures that you breathe healthy air throughout.
This is very important to children suffering
from asthma, as it will greatly reduce the risk
of them getting an attack. Those children
without asthma and the seniors might also have
difficulty in breathing and thus need the mask.
Furthermore, ensure that you take a lot of water
during this period. This enables the kidneys to
be able to remove toxins that might have been
absorbed through the lungs and skin. Reduce
alcohol and coffee intake since they promote
loss of fluids and leaching of nutrients from
your body. Improve your body's immune system by
taking foods rich in vitamins C and E. Vitamin C
rich foods include oranges, strawberries and
guavas and those rich in vitamin E include seeds
and nuts. You can also improve your immunity by
having foods rich in fatty acids (omega-3) such
as oily fish. To protect yourself from the haze
Singapore, haze tips will help in keeping you
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