The winter is upon us, and that means it is time to pull out the woolens, blankets and prepare the collection of exotic types of tea and coffee for the cold winter evenings. But you are forgetting one very important thing—an anti-pollution mask. That is because the cooler temperatures see a spike in airborne pollution, which is caused by many factors, including industrial emissions, road dust, garbage burning, lighting up of the farm residue and construction work. The dust, pollution and particulate matter of various configurations is not able to rise upwards in the atmosphere and remains trapped near the surface level. In higher temperatures and different pressures as well as moisture levels, these pollutants can disperse quicker and the concentration is generally not as critical an issue as it is in the winters.
Why you should wear a pollution mask?
When the cities we live in and travel around for work transform into gigantic gas chambers, you can only do the smart thing and be prepared. Anyone with a sensitive throat, anyone who is prone to respiratory discomfort with poor quality air or plainly someone who can’t get their fix of a daily exercise routine outdoors, adding an anti-pollution mask to your wardrobe is the way to go.
Buying one isn’t easy though, because a lot of options (usually sold at enticing price points) claim a lot, but the actual filtration capabilities are not up to the mark. If you wear one of these and still can feel the pollution in the air you breathe, clearly, these aren’t working.
We pick the anti-pollution masks that are made of high-quality filters and materials, that will be better poised to keep pollutants, fumes, smoke, and smog as well as volatile organic compounds out, as well as block all types of PM2.5, PM10 as well as airborne bacteria and viruses, from your throat and lungs.
Prana Air Motion Pollution Mask
This is a very geeky mask that will protect you from the poor quality outdoor air. This has the N95 particulate matter filtering capability. There is a 6-layer filtration system in place which includes a pre-filter, a white filter, a HEPA filter, and an activated carbon filter.
You may not realize this at first, but the Prana Air Motion Pollution mask has a fan built-in, with three speeds—lowest being ideal for regular walking and the highest being handier during running or jogging or sports activities.
You need to charge the 600mAh battery inside the mask, and when you switch it on and wear it, this pretty much does the breathing for you. There is also a smartly designed micro ventilator to remove the carbon dioxide build-up inside the mask when you wear it. The proverbial cherry on the cake is that this comes in dark grey, white and pink color options.
This article was originally published on News18.