Air Pollution effects human body in many ways and most of the impact is in Delhi in recent past.
In 2015, 10.3 million deaths in India were due to non-communicable diseases, out of which 2.5 million were due to pollution.
One of the largest increases in Nitrogen Dioxide pollution is recorded in Jamnagar, the site with largest petrochemical complex in the world.
Delhi, India’s capital city, may be notorious for smog episodes and choking air that is now changing the color of Taj Mahal.
There are many other Indian cities that are dealing with severe pollution too and unfortunately,
rural area areas are just as badly affected by poor air.
As the world is getting better and with increased population.
Our engines continue to pump out dirty emissions, and half the world has no access to clean fuels or technologies,
the very air we breathe is growing very dangerously polluted & kills 7 million people every year which is absolutely very alarming already.
Few health effects of Air Pollution are serious- one-third of deaths from stroke, lung cancer, and heart disease are due to air pollution,
The high air pollution levels can cause immediate health problems including:
- Cardiovascular and respiratory illness.
- Added stress to the heart and lungs, which must work harder to supply the body with oxygen which also damages cells in the respiratory system.
Long term exposure to polluted air result in permanent health effects such as:
- Accelerated aging of the lungs which loss of lung capacity and decreases lung function.
- Short life span, which results from the development of diseases such as asthma, bronchitis or even possibly cancer.
The ones who are most at risk of severe health problems from air pollution are:
- Individuals with heart disease, coronary artery disease or congestive heart failure.
- Individuals with asthma, or COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
- Pregnant women
- Older adults as well as the elderly
- Children under age 14
- Athletes who also exercise vigorously outdoors.
These are the ones who also experience health impacts at lower air pollution exposure levels too, or their health effects may be of greater intensity.