Winter Air Pollution Safety Tips

9 Tips to safeguard the health of your family this winter season

For all of winter’s sweeping seasonal highs like Christmas celebrations, food mania, blankets and sweaters, and tea overdose, it is marked by a few downsides too. Gear up for the cough, cold, infections, flu and increased asthma onslaught.

Our first reaction is to draw a lakshman-rekha around our family and restrict them indoors. But don’t be surprised to know, indoor air can be as dangerous or even more than outdoor air when it comes to pollution. Here are some simple tips to keep your family healthy while you enjoy the celebrations:

1. Wash your hands frequently

This is an easy yet powerful way of preventing seasonal flu. It is one of those good health habits that can stop the germs from spreading and prevent respiratory infections and viruses. Hands should be washed with soap and water.

2. Sanitize your surroundings

Keeping the surfaces clean, including floor, table top and handles kill the germs and prevent them from spreading around. There is a super easy way to achieve it. Just place Dr. CHARCOAL bag in your bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, shoe rack, etc. to remove all the bad smell and absorb moisture, bacteria, pollutants and allergens. Why not try Non-Electric Air Purifier for Living Room, Bedroom, and even the Pet areas?

3. Cover Yourself

That goes without saying! You should protect your body, face, feet and hands. When going out, wear a coat, put on a hat, pull on those boots, and use a scarf to cover your face.

4. Monitoring indoor air pollution:

Poor indoor air quality is one of the major causes of chronic respiratory diseases and health problems in the whole world. In the winter season, smoke combines with fog, and creates a buildup of particulate matter (PM), that is a very fine form of dust in the ambience. Particulate matter enters our body, and gets mixed in the bloodstream, reaching the vital organs of the body. When accumulated for longer times, it can have severe health effects.  Therefore, it is vital to have a proper ventilation system in place for your home and buy an air purifier. Dr. CHARCOAL offers a non-electric air purifier, that constantly removes the odor and pollutants.

Dr. CHARCOAL consists of activated charcoal with higher number of pores and smaller pore size,making it more efficient to absorb odor and pollutants. This helps remove flu viruses, bacterial elements and chemical compounds from the air, safeguarding your family. Air purifiers should be used all day, but more importantly at night. While you are sleeping, breathe fresh air

5. Manage air quality in Cars:

In some cars with long used or moistened seat covers, we experience a typical odor. This odor is indicative of the presence of moisture, pollutants and allergens inside the car.One of the safest and easiest way to get rid of this problem is to install an air purifier in the car. Dr Charcoal offers one such product that even prevents the molds and mildew.

6. Using air pollution masks

If you are not that lucky and happen to go in a highly polluted area, such as the Delhi NCR these days, it is advised to buy face masks with filters. These filters are especially important for young souls and senior members of family. They act as an armor against infections, reducing the chances of contacting with airborne diseases.

7. Take some natural Vitamin D

Early morning sunlight is always a rich source of Vitamin D. Plan a walk or your breakfast in the garden or balcony, where you can absorb sunlight to maintain strong bones at no cost. Vitamin D deficiency can cause many health issues including tiredness, bone weakness, back pain, etc.

8. Daily Exercise and Relaxation

Needless to mention, exercise improves blood circulation, improves immunity and help you combat against cold, flu and fever. Walk, jog or play some sport, to pumpmore oxygen to your heart and mind. It is equally important to stay stress free and relax your mind through yoga and meditation.

9. Eat Healthy

Winters are meant to enjoy food. Try to include healthyfoodslike fruits, dry fruits cereals, nuts, sprouts, oats, etc. in your diet. Eat seasonal foods and spices that are nutritious, rich in anti-oxidants and vitamins, such as garlic, sweet potatoes, turmeric, dark leafy greens, and, of course, chicken soup. A healthy diet strengthens the immune system, helping the body resist viruses or infection. Your body needs antioxidants and vitamins to stay healthy.


With these little steps, you can make a big difference for everyone in the family. Taking precautions to prevent illnesses is the best way to ensure that you enjoy all the winter goodies with your family.

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