Articles by Prahlad Saldanha

Prahlad Saldanha is an intern with Citizen Matters.

Since schools have reopened, children, who are more at risk from air pollution, have been facing high levels of exposure. Air Quality Index (AQI), measured by monitors across the city, show that air quality is often poor. For example, on June 5th, the AQI at BTM Layout was 159, which falls in the 'unhealthy' category. At this air quality, children and the elderly, as well as people with lung and heart diseases, may have discomfort breathing. Anti-pollution masks can help reduce exposure to pollutants and minimise health impacts. Here is an overview of different types of anti-pollutant masks, and tips…

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