Keep Yourself Safe This Diwali From Air Pollution
Diwali is a festival of celebration, but it comes along with a terrible increase in pollution levels and an increase in health and breathing problems, especially for the elderly, and asthmatic patients. Unfortunately, shutting yourself indoors does not help as the pollution is at such high-levels during Diwali that being indoors is of no help.
Why are The Harmful Effects of Burning Crackers?
“Did you Know? The Central Pollution Control Board of India has banned the burning of firecrackers with a decibel level of more than 125 at a distance of 4mts from the bursting point.”
Here is a list of what you can do to keep yourself safe from pollution during Diwali.
Think Safe, Act Safe, Be Safe
Burning crackers has the most adverse effect on the environment and on the health of people around. Therefore, it is a humble request to every single person reading this: avoid burning fire crackers this Diwali or on any other special occasion. It is equivalent to burning money. You can celebrate this auspicious day by getting together with your families and friends, sharing light and warm moments with them. So, why pollute the environment? Enjoy this festival and protect your loved ones.
Wishing all a Happy Diwali! A Safe Diwali!
Dr. Divaanshu Gupta
Dr. Divaanshu Gupta is a cardiac anaesthesiologist in Manipal Hospital, Jaipur. He has done his M.B.B.S. as well as M.D. Anaesthesia from S.M.S. Medical College. He has a vast experience of working in various critical care units of government as well as corporate hospitals.