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Alarming Situation - Your Lung and Cardio Vascular System Get Dumped due to Air Pollution Just After Being on a Busy Street for Two Hours

Have you ever imagined that just a few hours on a busy city street is sufficient to do damage to your health?

Are your arteries and lungs at risk?

Are you breathing poisonous air?

Air Pollution is one of the most common environmental issues in India and around the world. It is one term that our ears are used to hearing. According to studies Air Pollution results in more than 6 million premature people death every year. These deaths are commonly observed in the rapidly developing countries like India and China. Also these countries are on the top for being two of the most populous countries in the world.

The word pollution means any matter or thing that is “out of place”. It is caused when unwanted elements like contamination, toxins and other perilous products are in the environment. In atmosphere pollution means anything which is harmful to animal, human and plants and can cause harm and disrupt normal pattern of the natural environment.

In the study the researchers found out even two hours on a busy road are more than enough to cause remarkable reduction in the lung capacity among vulnerable people with serious respiratory conditions such as asthma and bronchitis. The most hazardous pollutants are nitrogen dioxide from diesel engines. To maintain the levels of your indoor air you can use air purifier.

Air pollution is generally caused by:

  • By burning Fossil Fuels: Sulphur dioxide emitted from burning fossil fuel is one of the most common causes of air pollution.
  • Emission from industries and factories: The emission of dangerous pollutants like hydrocarbons and  carbon monoxide deplete the quality of air to a major extent.
  • Mining operations: During mining chemicals and dust particles are released into air bringing down the air quality to a significant level.
  • Indoor pollution:  Painting supplies, household cleaning products etc. emit hazardous chemicals in the air which contribute to the air pollution.

Now that you know that what causes air pollution you must be wondering what its effects are.

  • Heart and respiratory problems: Air pollution has severe effects on your health like it can cause severe heart and respiratory condition.
  • Global warming: A term common these days is global warming. The increased temperature level across the globe result in increase sea levels and melting of ice in colder regions resulting in global warming.
  • Acid Rain:  Air pollution can lead to acid rain which can cause great damage to animal, humans and crops.
  • Effect on wildlife: Like human, animal also face harmful effects of air pollution.
  • Ozone layer depletion: Ozone layer is in earth’s stratosphere and protests us from harmful Ultra Violet (UV) rays. Increased level of air pollution is continuously depleting ozone layer.

What can you do?

Now you are aware of all the causes and effects of air pollution. What you can do to curb air pollution. Follow these steps and do your bit to contribute to curb air pollution:

  • Use public transport as much as possible
  • Try to conserve energy at work, home and wherever possible
  • Use eco friendly paints
  • Plant trees
  • Use energy efficient appliances
  • Switch off the car when not in use

Along with all this get regular health checkup done at 3hcare as they provide various kind of heath checkup packages at discounted prices. Stay healthy, stay happy and do your bit to contribute to nature.

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Alarming Situation - Your Lung and Cardio Vascular System Get Dumped due to Air Pollution Just After Being on a Busy Street for Two Hours


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