Haze in Singapore is said to ease with the arrival of strong winds, according to a recent report in Straits Times.
This can be a stressful time for parents as they find ways to haze-proof their homes. But not to worry parents, we’ve got your back! Here are five essential tools to help you protect yourself and your family from the haze.
Haze in Singapore: 5 Essential Items To Protect Your Whole Family
1. Air Purifier
Air purifiers are a must-have this season because they catch tiny and hazardous particles and purify it so that you are only breathing good and non-contaminated air. Currently, there are many air purifiers in the market and so parents should choose purifiers that have the High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter which traps harmful particles.
2. N95 Masks
N95 masks are everywhere now, due to the pandemic. But despite the ease of Covid-19 restrictions, these masks are still a must-have if you are living in Singapore, especially when there is haze.
Make sure you and your family are using one especially when either of you is sick or when the PSI level has crossed into the unhealthy level. Children nowadays also have masks in their own sizes so this prevents them from feeling suffocated in the bigger adult’s masks.
House plants are not just for decorative purposes but they also have major benefits in the haze. Similar to air purifiers they also replace pollutants from the air with fresh oxygen.
4. Eye Drops
As the PSI levels rise, many people might feel irritation in their eyes which is completely normal. For this symptom, it is best to use some soothing eye drops to lubricate the eyes. This might, however, be a difficult feat for parents with young children who are afraid of putting on eye drops.
In this case, parents should lay their children flat and get their child to close their eyes. Then gently place eye drops at the corner of your child’s eyelids and get him or her to blink a few times for the eye drop to roll in.
Taking the right vitamins can also help your body fight haze symptoms. Doctors recommend Vitamin A which protects your eyes and lungs from pollution as well as Vitamin C and E which keeps your lung tissues healthy. Besides regular vitamins, parents can also try TCM remedies like water chestnut and chrysanthemum tea.
Like the article said, hang in there parents and kids, the haze will be over soon! But until then, eat healthily and drink lots of water, and as much as you can, stay indoors! Also stock up on over-the-counter medicines that you may need just in case your child gets sick because of the ever-changing weather in Singapore.
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