Use N99 Anti-Pollution Masks to curb Respiratory Ailments
Air Pollution in Bengaluru
Air pollution is one of the main cause and aggravating factor of many respiratory diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, cough, various allergies and even lung cancer.
In most cities plagued with acute air pollution, including Bengaluru, it a paradox where people are coaxed to ride a cycle or walk to work in order to reduce the effects of pollution but in turn end up inhaling too much smoke and pollutants!
Even the morning walk, once touted as an indicator for good health, is now being dissuaded by doctors due to the high level of air pollutants which cause people to develop chronic cough, allergies and breathlessness. Another point to be noted is that pollution is often high near busy roads and junctions, especially during morning or evening rush hours more so during the winters.
While, it could be sometime before something concrete is undertaken by the government to tackle the rising pollution problem, one could adopt a simple and cost effective method to counter the ill-effects of pollution – Wear an anti-pollution mask.
Anti-pollution masks are used in many parts of the world to reduce exposure to air pollutants. Some types of mask are effective for filtering outdoor particulate matter, and may reduce the respiratory and cardiovascular health risks associated with severe pollution.
In this day and age, everyone must wear one if exposed to long hours of traffic especially bikers, runners, cyclists, people traveling in auto rickshaws and most important children with respiratory issues.
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How to choose right pollution mask?
The quality of the ambient air goes from bad to worse in Bangalore these days. An anti-Pollution mask comes in handy at this time. But bear in mind that the anti-pollution masks must meet the stipulated criteria to be completely effective. It must also be fully sealed between the face and edge of the mask. However, it has also been found that many commercially available disposable face masks do not provide adequate protection because of poor facial fit. The most common mistake people make in Bengaluru is wearing disposable surgical mask. This has absolutely no effect in filtering out pollutants.
For the high level of pollution and contamination in Bengaluru, the best face masks suitable for one and all are N95 and N99 masks. They provide excellent solution to prevent the detrimental effect of ambient air pollutants. Though both kinds are available in the market, studies show that N99 pollution masks are more effective in filtering 99% of Particulate Matter, while N95 masks filter about 95% of Particulate Matter. Hence it is highly advisable for Bengaluru residents to choose N99 anti-pollution masks only.
What is Particulate Matter?
Along with the air which we breathe, we also breathe tiny particles of chemicals, soil, smoke, dust or allergens, pollutants too. Such particles are called Particular Matter or PM and come from both indoors and outdoors sources. From indoor, the main sources are cooking, burning, candles or fires, cleaning using common chemical products, using hairsprays, aerosol room freshners or deodorants. Outdoor sources are vehicles, power generators, outdoor garbage burning, crop burning, bursting crackers, industrial and agricultural emissions, the manufacture and distribution of chemicals.
Buy Best Anti Pollution Mask
Salt World, HSR Layout stocks premium grade 3M N99 disposable anti-pollution masks. Buy yours today. Call +91 9986388677 / +91 9880103741.