As the winters arrive in India, so does flu and dust season.
Protecting your mouth and nose from disease-carrying virus and choked air is crucial in the cold months, especially when you go out in public spaces.
But worry not, we have curated a list of air-masks and fresheners that will help you breathe easier and protect you from harm.
1. Anti-pollution mask PM2.5
Want to be healthy? You need to protect yourself from particulate matter that is 2.5mm or bigger. Use this mask to keep smoke, dust and vehicular exhaust fumes away from your lungs. The mask costs Rs 430 and is also reusable. Better safe than sorry!
2. Anti PM2.5 mask with an activated carbon layer
Activated carbon, with its high surface area, is considered highly superior when it comes to trapping dust particles. So naturally, it is a great idea to wear a mask with an activated carbon layer!
Air pollution may get your immune systems down, but not when you have this mask to help you!
Not up to wearing a mask? Go for these Nasofilters instead. The filters are not fully visible and give you about 90% protection against PM2.5.
The strips are suitable for one-time use, and a box of 24 filters cost just Rs 330.
4. Air masks for children:
Air pollution is a major issue for young children since their immunity levels are still getting stronger.
School time, evening playtime and such other peak hours can be very harmful to kids, considering the amount of pollution they commute in.
Worry not. We have air masks designed specifically for young children. You can choose between masks with activated carbon or without them depending upon the pollution levels in your vicinity.
5. Air filters in your car:
While you are protecting yourself while on a walk or run, don’t forget the fact that the air inside your vehicle is affected by air pollution as well. Install this air-filter (with an activated carbon layer) to protect you when you are inside the car.
Priced at just Rs 400, the filter lasts for four months! Travel safe!
You can never be too sure about the air you are breathing. Wearing a mask is definitely worth it. Try it out!
(Edited by Vinayak Hegde)