From the Editor

It seems like we are all kind of stuck at home these days due to the fog and haze in the air; our daily life is inevitably influenced. No doubt that air quality has become a hot topic. After all, as long as living in the cities, we all have to breathe as equals.

In addition to those ordinary measures such as keeping updated to real-time air quality index so as to get fully prepared when going outside and choosing suitable masks to wear, we also list out several tips to enable you to face the toxic haze in a more comprehensive way. And here they are:

  • Nasal Cleaning: Haze contains a large amount of hazardous substances and dust, which has strong adhesion to stick to our clothes. Hence, when you come back from outside, better take off your coat and get it washed regularly. After arriving home, please also remember to wash face, hands and do nasal cleaning, you may find a swab dipped with tap water or saline helpful. If anything foreign spotted, you should remove it and then do a thorough nasal cleaning immediately. Meanwhile, face and other skin exposed need to be cleansed in time as well.
  • Try not Going out too Often: If you really need to do so, please wear a mask to protect yourself from the toxic haze. Do not ride a bicycle; try to avoid traffic peak hours and areas of heavy traffic to keep away from breathing in more chemicals.
  • Keep Doors & Windows Closed: Please keep windows closed during this period. If you do need to open the windows for fresh air, please try to avoid doing so during early morning and evening while the haze is the heaviest. Just open a crack to ventilate the room, and 30~60 minutes each time is appropriate.
  • Stay away from the Crowd: Try to stay away from those places with heavy traffic and crowded people, such as supermarkets, shopping malls etc. Those places are usually stuffy and airless which is likely to get cross-infection of respiratory diseases.
  • Stop Morning Exercises: Morning Exercises in a hazy day may not only lead to respiratory problems, but also maybe cardiovascular diseases. Especially during winter, cold weather might possibly result in vasospasm or symptoms like elevation of blood pressure and angina pectoris.
  • Smoke Less: Smoking at this time will do nothing but make things worse. Imperfect combustion of cigarettes would produce a large amount of particles like PM2.5, which poses great threats to the smoker himself and others who inhale second-hand smoke.
  • No More Fireworks: Setting off fireworks and crackers indeed increases real-time PM2.5 density. Considering such air quality, we’d better not let off fireworks. Let’s spare no effects to curb air pollution.
  • Maintain Light Diet: Food of light diet and easy to digest is recommended, less spicy food, more fresh vegetables and fruits can provide us with various kinds of vitamins and inorganic salt.

In addition to all the tips above, this newsletter provides you other knowledge related to health and service, please click in and read them through. We sincerely hope that the content may benefit you and your family.

Last but not least, New Year is approaching, and we would also like to send everyone our best wishes: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! May your family safe and healthy and your dream come true!