New Delhi: Air pollution today is probably the greatest menace that our country has witnessed in the past few years. There has been a strong case developed by the experts and doctors on the effects of air pollution on our health. However while the effects and causes of Outdoor Air Pollution are well documented, the menace of Indoor Air Pollution as a major health hazard goes unnoticed.
In a bid to raise awareness about Indoor Air Pollution, CNN-News18, in partnership with Aeroguard Air Purifiers, launched Breathe Life, a unique initiative which not only takes cognizance of the alarming situation but also talks about remedies to counter the harmful effects of Indoor Air Pollution.
Launched in December 2017, on both CNN-News18 and Firspost.com, the three-month campaign features a four-part documentary series with expert solutions, statistics and case studies of families who have dealt with the effects of Indoor Air Pollution.
The campaign also calls out to the entire nation to participate in the Breathe Life Initiative by taking a pledge to follow a few simple precautions at home to safeguard their family from the ill effects of Indoor Air Pollution. From maintaining proper ventilation to avoiding smoking indoors, from shunning aerosol sprays and air fresheners to installing an Aeroguard air purifier with multiple stages of filtration, the pledge includes many simple preventive measures to impede the growing pollution at home. Over the last two months, the campaign has garnered over 5 lakh pledges on the campaign microsite – www.firstpost.com/breathelife.
Talking about the initiative, Joy Chakraborthy, CEO- Forbes India and President- Revenue, Network18, said, “While the effects and causes of air pollution are very well documented, it is imperative for us to start conversations and spread awareness about Indoor Air Pollution as a leading health hazard. We at Network18 have always believed in the strength of our platforms to promote and amplify issues of vital importance and this campaign too has succeeded in changing the perceptions around Indoor Air Pollution. I would also thank Eureka Forbes for partnering us in this endeavor to create a greater understanding of such an important issue.”
Sharing his thoughts on the initiative, Shashank Sinha, AVP Marketing at Eureka Forbes Limited, said, “With pollution rising at an alarming rate, there is a growing concern in the country today around the ever-deteriorating air quality. Unfortunately, indoor air pollution is still not recognized by citizens as a serious health hazard despite its adverse health implications. Through this campaign, we aim to inform and educate consumers about the various harmful indoor air pollutants and its repercussions. Our Aeroguard air purifiers have the best in class technology to provide customized solutions that work for Indian conditions. We therefore want to encourage people to take action in minimizing risk and mitigating indoor air quality problems effectively.
We are hopeful to make a significant difference by driving awareness and delivering care solutions to the recipient groups with the help of like-minded organizations.”
The final episode of the series will air on Saturday, 31st March at 7.30pm on CNN-News18.