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It's that time of the year again - the air becomes polluted and it’s hard to breathe. Mindvalley's resident health coach, Ronan, gives 5 essential tips on how to survive the haze and maintain your health! more..
10 Tips to stay safe
Created by #HazeMalaysia
1. If possible, avoid outdoor activities
2. When outdoors, wear a proper mask to protect yourself
3. Wash yourself well after being outdoors.
4. Change your clothing after coming home.
5. Stay hydrated to help flush out toxins out of the body
6. Consume more antioxidants and vitamins to protect your immune system
7. Wash locally grown vegetables and fruits thoroughly
8. Protect your indoor space with window filters or air purifiers
9. When using AC in the car, use an air purifier or recirculate the air inside.
10. Monitor the pollution in your area frequently and stay informed.
Effects of haze on health
Local Effects
Can result in eye, nose, and throat irritation. People with history of sinus problems or sensitive nose are more likely to develop nasal congestion, sore throat and coughing. There may be increase incidents of skin irritations as well for those with eczema or other skin conditions.
Systemic Effects
Can range from respiratory conditions such asthma attacks and bronchitis to worsening of heart diseases such as heart attacks or heart failure. There have also been suggestions that long term exposure to air pollution may give rise to increase risk of cancer.
During inhalation, particles and chemicals irritate the nose, which secretes mucus to flush out the particles. As more mucus is produced, the nasal passage becomes blocked and the nose swells.
The particles and chemicals can cause burning sensations, irritate the eye into tearing to clean itself and inflame the conjunctiva, the surface layer ont he white of the eyeball. Avoid wearing contact lenses and put a wrap-around glasses.
Airways and lungs
The particles may inflame the airways and the lungs as they travel downwards. The airways and lungs produce phlegm to try to get rid of the particles. The airways spasm to provoke a cough to expel the foreign matter.
With the nose and airways inflamed, the body is under stress and the heart pumps faster, increasing the blood pressure. The body also releases chemicals that make blood clot more easily and can cause a heart attack, stroke or heart failure.
Those with eczema may find it becoming itchy and inflamed. Using moisturiser three to four times a day can help protect the skin.
General precautions
People with chronic diseases, especially serious ones such as heart and lung diseases, should stay indoors and avoid physical activity outdoors when the PSI hits about 80.
Know your mask

N95 masks provide good protection against the haze as they are at least 95% efficient against fine particles.

Not Effective against small fine particles
3M-8210 (N95)
Most common model in the market
3M - 1860 (N95)
Used in Healthcare institutions
Dräger Piccola (N95)
Cone-shaped for better fit
N95 masks can be reused as long as it is not soiled or distorted in shape. However, there should be no sharing of masks strictly. Mask should also be changed when they become moist.
Buy N95 Masks Online
Buy from Lazada
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