The level of air pollution is highest in Delhi and its surrounding areas and according to experts, the air we breathe is full of poisonous gases and dangerous particles. according to some studies air pollutionDr Rishi Raj Bora, Country Director-India, Orbis said, the air quality of the National Capital Region is “as terrible as smoking 40 cigarettes a day”. “The most frequent causes of increased air pollution include agricultural waste (known as stubble burning), exhaust from moving cars and hazardous chemicals from industrial waste. The recent years have witnessed several health emergencies called by the Delhi government as high numbers of pollutants pose a greater risk to public health,” he said.
When air pollution levels are severe, a thick layer of air called ‘smog’ develops close to the ground. “It damages and triggers eye allergies. Air that is of poor quality (falling in the ‘unhealthy’ to ‘very unhealthy’ to ‘hazardous’ categories in the Air Quality Index (AQI)) contains carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and contains harmful gases such as coarse dust mites, which cause increased complaints of being red, watery eyesas well as other eye allergies,” he added. indianexpress.com,
The following are the most common eye problems caused by smog or air pollution:
* feeling of burning or pain
*a stinging feeling
*Dry eyes: characterized by a gritty sensation, dryness and an object in the eye
*Itching, redness, discharge, swollen eyelids, blurred vision and increased risk of infection are symptoms of ocular allergies.
The risk of infection can be reduced
* Staying indoors for days is a public health warning due to pollution, especially in the morning when pollution levels are at their highest.
* Wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your eyes.
*Keeping oneself hydrated
*eat balanced diet It is high in omega 3 fatty acids, which are especially beneficial for the eyes. Include plenty of green leafy vegetables, carrots, spinach, almonds, walnuts, berries and fish in your diet.
* Wear sunglasses when going out.
*Avoid rubbing the eyes.
*Use eye drops to lubricate yourself eyes, However, before taking any eye drops, it is important to have your eyes checked.
*Limit your use of screen-based devices such as computers and mobile phones.
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