Air Borne Diseases-Tips to Protect Yourself from Unhealthy Air


Air Borne Diseases-Tips to Protect Yourself from Unhealthy Air

Delhi has been recorded at 460 AQI recently. The Air Quality Index (AQI) of 401 to 500 is considered as severe. So, now you can imagine how poisonous the breathing air is getting in NCR. The venomous smog from raging farm fires, adverse weather, vehicle, and factories smoke are pushing air pollution. There is a significant increase in the number of patients suffering from airborne diseases. The treatment costs of these diseases, giving monetary shocks. So, wearing a breathing mask only would not help. You should opt for comprehensive health insurance and follow the below tips to combat the ill-effects of unhealthy air. Let’s first understand what are airborne diseases all about?

What are Air Borne Diseases?

Diseases that tend to spread by breathing are called airborne diseases. These diseases are contagious and pass from one infected person to a normal person through coughs, sneezes, and spewing nasal in the air. You can also catch the germs if you touch an infected person or surface. These diseases can be chronic and hard to control. Therefore, it’s good to take precautions. Below are some common airborne diseases:

  • Respiratory infection
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung disorder 
  • Heart Ailments
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Skin allergies
  • Weak immune system
  • Newly born or unborn child get affected
  • Shortened life span

Tips to Protect Yourself from Unhealthy Air

Unhealthy air is getting hazardous for health. However, the government is taking the initiative to curtail air pollution. But, as said, these are communicable diseases; it is not possible to get completely rid of them. So, being a responsible citizen, you should follow below tips to protect yourself unhealthy air:

  • Avoid close contact with the infected people
  • Take rest and anti-biotic if encountered with cold, cough, and sneezing
  • Maintain good hygiene at home and workplace
  • Develop a habit of washing hands after sneezing or coughing
  • Use hand sanitizer whenever out or traveling
  • Avoid roadside food and snacks
  • Do regular yoga and walk for 15 minutes daily
  • Use air purifiers that clean the pollutants in the air and release fresh air
  • Get car purifiers to secure vehicle’s cabin from dust particles
  •  Go for carpool to reduce the number of vehicles on the road
  • Switch off the vehicles on traffic signals
  • Use public transportation
  • Wear anti-polluting mask that filters particulate matter whenever step outside
  • Follow odd and even traffic rules
  • Opt for a health insurance plan that covers your pre and post hospitalization expenses and also bear medication and treatment costs


Due to the rise in the severity of airborne ailments and skyrocketing treatment costs, it’s good to stay protected. Your small efforts and sound health insurance plans not only save you but also your family from these chronic diseases. You can also check Care Critical Illness Insurance plans offered by Care Health Insurance that gives you and your loved ones complete protection during the financial crisis and provide you the best possible treatments for the ailments that occur due to unhealthy air.

DisclaimerThe above information is for reference purposes only. Kindly consult your general physician for verified medical advice. The health insurance benefits are subject to policy terms and conditions. Refer to your policy documents for more information.

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