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Air pollution & health effects

Many of us experience some kind of air pollution-related symptoms such as watery eyes, coughing, or wheezing. Even for healthy people, polluted air can cause respiratory irritation or breathing difficulties during exercise or outdoor activities.

We need to put efforts to less confront the air pollution and to include regular exercise in daily routine to avoid ill-effects of air pollution on health.

Air pollution has become a major health concern. With the rise in the levels of pollutants in the air, the risk of health problems has also increased.


Inflammation of lungs

Narrowing of the airway

Breathing Difficulty

Respiratory infections

Aggravate Asthma and Chronic Bronchitis

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Reduced lung function

Risk of Cancer

Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Risk of heart attack and stroke

Breathing in the poisonous air affects everyone. But can lead to severe consequences in young children, pregnant women and elderly.

Encourage everyone to form a car pool to office and back.

Walk down or use a bicycle for a short distance

Use public transport

Do not smoke

Do not burn dry leaves or other materials

Use of smokeless chulas in the rural areas

Avoid using cow-dung or wood for cooking

Prefer using clean fuel for cooking

Ensure good ventilation in room and kitchen

Switch-off all the lights and fans when not required

Taking precautions may help to reduce the ill-effects of air pollution. Efforts for reduction in pollution levels and a long term strategy for is essential for Pollution control.