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Live Chat: How do I counter the impact of pollution on my child's health

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7 to 11 years

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Updated on Jun 03, 2015

Given the poor air-quality and pollution, is it still wise to send our children outdoors to play as often? When we weigh the pros and cons, of sending children outdoors to play in the polluted air, versus, keeping them indoors, what is the winning situation? Join our live chat with an experiential learning expert from Youreka and get a perspective on this situation.   Date: 6th May 2015, Saturday Time: 11:00-11:45 am Expert: Nalini Dhariwal, Experiential Learning Expert, Youreka To register, click here- http://www.parentune.com/livechat/landing/15

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Radhika kamisetty

| Aug 08, 2015

Hi, u can also give ur child a small piece of jaggery everyday at night.. this will help them detox the body from all the harmful toxins that they were exposed to.

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Carol

| Jun 05, 2015

use http://aqicn.org/city/all to find AQI for all major cities in Asia..

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Carol

| Jun 04, 2015

It's not only children who will be affected. I think any precautionary measures have to be carried out by everyone esp those who have respiratory problems such as asthma, wheezing, dust/pollen allergy. If there is shortness of breath or watery or itchy eyes and nose, definitely one should avoid outdoor and better to stay indoor with pure air. Children should avoid outdoor play if the air quality is very bad. On days with very poor air quality, one should use mask (not the cloth or paper dust mask. it cant filter the PM2. 5 particles). One should use disposable respirators (such as N95, P100). Air filters in air conditioner needs to be cleaned very often. One can invest in Room Air purifier with HEPA mechanical filters. Everyday we can check the AQI in the morning and plan the day's activities accordingly. it's advisable to keep the windows closed when the air quality is poor. the link http://aqicn.org/city/delhi/igi-airport/ gives the air quality index in real time for places anywhere in Asia. Anything above 150 is severe. anything below 50 is good. between 50 and 150 acceptable, beyond 300, its very dangerous. In any extreme weather, the air quality can be very bad i. e when extremely hot or cold and we should avoid any outdoor activity.

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Ravina

| Jun 04, 2015

Good topic indeed.. What else could be more worrisome for parents than their child's health.

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Sayantan Roy

| Jun 03, 2015

Always use a/c while in a car. This will help in protecting your child from carbon monoxide from vehicles. They pollute the most. U can make your child wear medical mask which is available easuly in local medicine shop too.

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