A black-haired woman is trying to blow her nose in a tissue
A black-haired woman is trying to blow her nose in a tissue


Air pollution affects all of us – and your nose is your first line of defence.202,205

Did you know that your nose filters, warms and humidifies up to 20,000 litres of air that you breathe every day?205 Or that too much air pollution causes the nose’s filter to slow down and sometimes stop working entirely?202,211
The good news is that Otrivin Breathe Clean Daily Nasal Wash can help wash away trapped air pollutants from your nasal passages.

To start with, what is air pollution?

Air pollution is a mixture of natural and man-made substances in the air we breathe. For example, outdoor air pollution includes fine particles produced by burning fossil fuels, harmful gasses and tobacco smoke.212

Why should I worry about air pollution?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 9 out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air, and breathing polluted air can seriously affect human health.203

Can I check the air pollution in my area?

Yes, you can check an air quality index (AQI), which are online tools that report on daily air quality in different areas. It tells you how clean or polluted your air is and what associated health affects you may experience within a few hours or days after breathing polluted air.

You can also check an air-pollution map and find out about different types of air pollution.207