Air pollution has been a hot topic for debate for over a
decade now. Well, that literally means we
have been talking about it for more than 10years, but for what? I live in one of
the most heavily polluted cities of
India. Yeah, Delhi, the capital and I have been a mute spectator of all these
debates. I see a steady increase in vehicular traffic in spite of having one of
the finest networks of metro railways.
are some things you can do to keep your family safe
Invest in a good air purifier. Look out for portable and compact
devices that you can carry around.
Go Green. Plant a lot of trees around your
home and if you live in an apartment buy yourself some indoor air purifier
Join the Cause. Look around,and you would find a lot of businesses that have taken special
interest in this cause and are doing
their bit for the society. Support them. It might mean nothing now, but
remember, tiny drops maketh an ocean. Be that tiny drop. Dust out your cycle
and start riding it for a change. Say no to firecrackers. Your planet and your
family’s health must definitely mean more than a day’s celebration right? Teach
your kids that there are better ways to enjoy than polluting the environment
this every time you pollute your environment: This is what your future
generations would inherit from you. A polluted, toxic and dirty planet. Would
you want that?
Every year people talk, and then they drive away in their super
luxury cars back and then it’s all forgotten. We all think we have been a part
of an environmental cause and then we get back to our mundane lives.
Every year the population index shows a more ghastly figure
and we mothers buy all possible masks and scarves for our little ones.
Every year population increases, illegal industrial units
keep increasing, vehicles increase,and we
get together to talk!The government measures are not helping either. Places
with high levels of pollutants have been passed off as having “satisfactory”
air quality. How do we rely on such data?
But after more than a decade of talking about it how ready are we to combat this air pollution? I
wasn’t sure a few years back. But today
the mother in me is looking for answers. I need the
means to protect my kid and have seen many other mothers facing the same
predicament. So I come back to my initial question: Are we ready to combat
pollution now? Combat, not really but with the advent of technology, luckily we
can monitor and ensure it is safe for our family!