WHO said that air pollution affects about 24 percent of adults’ deaths from heart disease, 25 percent of strokes, 43 percent of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and 29 percent of lung cancer cases.
The WHO estimates that pollution kills 7 million people every year, almost all in Asian and African countries. About a quarter of the deaths from heart disease, strokes, and lung cancer are due to air pollution.
Poor air quality can irritate the eyes, nose, and throat, cause shortness of breath, aggravate asthma and other respiratory conditions, and affect the heart and cardiovascular system. Breathing polluted air for long periods of time can cause more serious problems.
Pound for pound, children breathe more than adults and are more sensitive to pollution. Their air passages are narrower, so it takes less inflammation or irritation to obstruct their airways. Children typically spend more time outdoors and are more active than adults. They also are more likely to have asthma or other respiratory illnesses, which are aggravated by air pollution.
Older adults may have heart or lung disease or diabetes that puts them at greater risk. People with diabetes are at increased risk in part because they also have a higher risk of underlying cardiovascular disease.
Healthy adults of all ages who exercise or work vigorously outdoors are susceptible to air pollution because they have a higher level of exposure. Exercise causes people to breathe faster and more deeply, drawing more air into the lungs. In the case of ozone, the risk of serious effects is heightened in the afternoon hours. It’s better to exercise in the morning or evening when ozone concentrations are expected to be less elevated.
Pollutants with the strongest evidence for public health concern, include particulate matter (PM), ozone (O3), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and sulphur dioxide (SO2).
The health risks associated with particulate matter of less than 10 and 2.5 microns in diameter (PM10 and PM2.5) are especially well documented. PM is capable of penetrating deep into lung passageways and entering the bloodstream causing cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and respiratory impacts. In 2013, it was classified as a cause of lung cancer by WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). It is also the most widely used indicator to assess the health effects from exposure to ambient air pollution. Read More
Relocate yourself to a place with minimal Pollution and Breathe Peacefully and live a healthy Life.
Use Dust Masks and even N95 Respirators where the air quality is extremely poor and also use indoor air purifiers wherever possible.
Follow a diet that compensates for the ill effects of environmental pollution and keep yourself comparatively safe from the downsides of pollution.
How to Go About with it ?
This is where we can help you. Our 2 product combination SMOKE SHIELD 1 & SMOKE SHIELD 2 can keep you 100% safe from the ill effects of pollution.
Check the pollution in your area using our live pollution index above and be the judge.
Avoid or clear off
What to Eat
Vitamin C (Naturally available in SMOKE SHIELD 2)
Vitamin C is one of the most potent antioxidants so it should be top of your list if you’re looking to combat the effects of pollution. The body cannot produce or store this vital vitamin, so it’s important that you include it in your diet daily. Vitamin C works to recycle vitamin E, as well as being essential for collagen synthesis.
You are unlikely to be deficient in vitamin E, but it’s a good idea to be aware of its importance if you’re looking to up your protection against air pollution. Vitamin E is fat soluble, so eating good quality dietary fats supports absorption. Oil sources of vitamin E, such as olive oil, are best consumed as salad dressings rather than as cooking oils, as heating oils to high temperatures damages them.
EAT: Olive oil, sunflower seeds, almonds, hazelnuts, avocado
Studies have linked Omega-3 fatty acids to the reduction of inflammation and oxidative stress caused by air pollution. They’re also essential for brain and heart health, but many of us aren’t getting enough, as food sources are limited. If you don’t eat a diet rich in Omega-3, you might want to consider a good quality supplement, particularly if you are a vegan or vegetarian.
EAT: flaxseeds, chia seeds
Dietary beta-carotene, found in red and orange fruits and vegetables as well as leafy greens, is converted to vitamin A in the body where it has anti-inflammatory (and anti-ageing) properties. Vitamin A is also key for reproductive health, eye health and a healthy functioning immune system.
EAT: Carrots, kale, spinach, red and yellow peppers, sweet potatoes, apricots
Anti-pollution smoothie recipe
Want a quick fix? Start your day with this anti-pollution diet smoothie…
One large handful of mixed berries
One tablespoon flaxseed
Half an avocado
SMOKE SHIELD comes as a 2 part package.
SMOKE SHIELD 1 : Key Ingredients : Curcumin and Piperine
Key Benefits : Strong Antioxidant, Reverses cellular Oxidative stress, Anti Aging properties, Anti-Cancer properties, Good for Brain health, Anti-Inflammatory, Cures and prevents Arthritis
SMOKE SHIELD 2 Key Ingredients : Reduced Ashwagandha Extract (6X more potent than regular ashwagandha supplements)
Key Benefits : Hormonal Balance, Rich in Iron and Vit C, Anti-cancer properties, Anti-depressant, Stress and anxiety management
How to consume ?
Alternate between SMOKE SHIELD 1 and SMOKE SHIELD 2