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.
AIR POLLUTION: EFFECTS ON HEALTH
Inflammation of lungs
Narrowing of the airway
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.