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Be Prepared for Diwali Toxic Smog

Updated on September 2, 2019
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Never Ending Battle from Pollution

We all know air pollution in some states of India reaches a hazardous level around Diwali. It is the most important Hindu festival in north India and celebrates the victory of good over evil. But it is not a moment too soon to say that the festival of lights has now become the festival of pollution. Last year, The Supreme Court of India limited the time frame for setting off firecrackers to only two hours at night but people were openly disobeying the court ban. The next morning, residents of the national capital woke up to toxic fog blanketing the city.

The levels of tiny particulate matter, PM 2.5, that enter deep into the lungs reached as high as 999 micro-grams per cubic meter in some areas of Delhi. In a tweet by the US embassy, it marked Delhi pollution in the “severe” category that posed a serious health risk to the residents.

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Be One Step Ahead of Toxic Air

Nobody is sure if the air pollution level will not be hazardous this Diwali, hence, your health is in your own hands. You can take different measures so as to keep yourself safe from all the toxicity in the air, for example- growing more plants and trees as they are likely to purify the poor quality air, use home purifiers to keep your house free from pollution, wear air pollution masks or personal air purifiers to breathe safe wherever you go.

Masks are good for the lower pollution levels but during Diwali, they fail to provide good protection and it is obvious that you cannot sit at home all day relying on home air purifiers. Therefore, it can be easily concluded that personal air purifiers are the best ways to protect yourself from coming festive pollution. You can wear them while travelling, driving, or in a meeting and they will make sure you are safe from all the pollutants around.


(Air Pollution before and after Diwali picture by The Times of India)
(Air Pollution before and after Diwali picture by The Times of India)

In India, there are only two personal air purifiers available and they are AirTamer A310 and Invisiclean IC-103. Let’s learn more about these personal air purifiers.


InvisiClean IC-103

The InvisiClean IC-103 uses ionic technology to eliminate air pollutants like dust particles, viruses, cigarette smoke, etc. It generates nearly 3 million ions per second to keep the air around you safe to breathe. Invisiclean can be worn around the neck or waist with the provided strap and belt clip.

The built-in fan can be turned on if one wants to maximize its coverage. With the fan on, it covers an area of nearly 50 sq. ft. around it. However, the fan can bring its battery life to just 8 hours but the purifier runs for good 240hours if the fan is turned off.

It might not be as quiet as fan-less models when the fan is in working mode but you can turn it off if the noise bothers you. This product is only available on amazon.in.

AirTamer A310

The AirTamer A310 also works on advanced ionic technology to get pollutants like dust, allergens, smoke, and germs out of your way. This credit card-sized machine uses Power Boost Technology and emits two million negative ions per second. It creates a 3-feet spherical zone of cleaner air around your head if worn around the neck with the provided strap. It is also proven to protect you from the harmful effects of passive smoking.

AirTamer can be easily charged with the USB cable and its battery lasts for more than 150 hours. This personal air purifier makes absolutely no noise as it does not have any in-built motors or fans. It comes in two colors white and black and is exclusively available on globalkart.com, amazon.in and PayTm mall.

The A310 is highly recommended and appreciated for its purifying ability, energy-efficient operation, and low maintenance costs.

Start with a Single Step

Each one of us, in some way or the other, is a cause of the rise in air pollution. Hence, it is in our hands to protect ourselves as well as our mother Earth. Please do not burn crackers this Diwali and advice the same to others. It is not just the government’s responsibility to find a solution to growing toxicity in the air; we too need to help save our environment. Every step counts, so make sure you start from today!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Amit Dhaniya

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      awesome!

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      Medventura 

      6 months ago

      keep updating us, very nice article

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