- Since Monday, the air quality in the city continued to be in ‘poor’ category.
- According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the Air Quality status of Mumbai is alarming. Andheri, Juhu, Bandra, Parel and Navi Mumbai had poor Air Quality Index (AQI). Colaba had severe AQI while Worli, Bhandup and Chembur had moderate AQI.
- Doctors advise to take necessary precautions to keep the allergies and infections at bay.
Since Monday, the city’s air quality deteriorated. The System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), lists out vital tips for the well-being of people.
As per SAFAR:
- Reduce prolonged or heavy exertion. Take more breaks and do less intense activities. Asthmatics should keep medicine ready if symptoms of coughing or shortness of breath occur
- Heart patients should consult the doctor in case of palpitations, shortness of breath or unusual fatigue
- Be alert and watchful of unusual fatigue
Dr Mandar Kubal, an infectious disease expert from Infectious Diseases and Pulmonary Care, Chembur, said, “Due to the poor air quality, people are more likely to suffer from dry throat and related respiratory problems. The best way is to keep yourself hydrated with fruit juices and warm beverages. Avoid consuming cold drinks,” said Dr Kubal.
“It can aggravate diseases like asthma, bronchitis and so on. The best way is to not venture out in such unpredictable conditions,” said Dr Pratit Samdani, General Physician from Jaslok Hospital.