While many Malaysians love to travel the world to experience what summer, spring, autumn and of course, winter is like in other countries, it is universally agreed upon here that no one likes our recurring haze season.
As you are likely familiar, hazy weather is caused by pollution, dust and wildfires which can significantly impact our health, especially for those with respiratory issues. Therefore, taking precautions to stay safe and healthy during hazy weather is essential.
To help keep you safe during this season, here are some useful tips to beat the haze and stay healthy until the sky clears.
Wear a haze mask
The pandemic may be ending, but if you’re frequently outdoors, do wear a mask to protect yourself from any pollutants that you may inhale from hazy air. Choose an N95 mask or a cloth mask with multiple layers to filter out fine particles.
Avoid outdoor activities in hazy air
While we’re huge advocates for exercise and living an active lifestyle, we’d advise for you to try and avoid outdoor activities such as jogging, cycling, or any other outdoor sports for the time being. That being said, if you have an active gym membership, now would be the best time to make use of it.
Stay hydrated in hazy heat
Hazy weather can cause dehydration as pollutants can enter the eyes, nose and throat, leading to increased water loss from the body. To stay hydrated, drink plenty of eSpring water. Remember to keep a bottle of water with you at all times, even after the haze clears.
Eat a healthy haze-fighting diet
A healthy diet can boost your immune system and help your body fight against pollutants. Include antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables like berries, citrus fruits and leafy greens in your diet. You can also consider Nutrilite supplements, which offer multiple health benefits.
Clean your home of haze pollution
Nothing is more rewarding than a clean environment, so clean your home regularly to remove dust and pollutants brought in from the outdoors during this period. Use a good vacuum cleaner to clean carpets, rugs and furniture effectively.
Stay indoors, out of the haze
The best way to avoid exposure to haze is to stay indoors. Monitor air quality by checking the air quality index (AQI) in your area regularly using websites or mobile apps. If the AQI is high, close your windows and crank up your air purifier to remove harmful pollutants.
Remember that indoor air can be worse than outdoor air, so do install a high-quality air filter to ensure clean and healthy indoor air at all times.
Talking about air filters…
Have you heard about our Atmosphere air purifiers? Certified by The British Allergy Foundation, the Atmosphere SKY Air Treatment System reduces over 300 airborne contaminants and filters out all particles greater than or equal to 0.0024 microns with a 99.99% efficiency.
Boasting a Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) of more than 300 cfm, the Atmosphere SKY Air Treatment System can effectively clean rooms measuring up to 465 sq ft in size, making this air filter one of the best air purifiers to combat haze. With a 3-stage filtering process – including a pre-filter, HEPA filter and odour reducing carbon filter – you can enjoy a safe, clean and breathable environment for you and your family, no matter how dark the sky outside.
Need an air filter for smaller rooms too? Look no further than the tiny but mighty Atmosphere Mini Air Treatment System, which delivers a CADR of more than 130 cfm at speed 3 to clean spaces up to 200 sq ft.
Last but not least
In addition to taking these precautions, it is also important to be aware of the symptoms of haze-related health problems. These can include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and chest pain. If you experience any of these symptoms, seek medical attention right away. Stay safe!