If so, you probably have thought how bad it influences your health.
Polluted air contains nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, and sulfur dioxide – all of which can cause problems in people with allergies or asthma. Even if containment of these elements in the air is low, it may cause big problems to people who tend to respiratory conditions.
The first way of protection yourself is realizing the seriousness of situation. Over 100 million people live in countries where the level of air pollutions is potentially harmful and threaten their health badly. Ozone, for instance – which is a major problem for asthmatics – tends to be more prevalent in urban areas, though it can be found in suburban and rural areas as well.
And it is not only a problem in big cities. Changes in barometric pressure and temperature can also cause troubles for people with allergies, people with severe sinus symptoms, and even people without allergies.
Doctors recommend avoiding areas where pollen, mold, or other allergens are high. If you know that grass and trees are a problem, don’t spend the day in a lush, tree-filled park; if you have to mow your lawn, wear a mask with a filter to reduce exposure to grass. Staying indoors with the windows closed and the air-conditioning on is also helpful.