AIIMS HOD - Impact of pollution on health

Air pollution mainly affects the lungs but more and more data shows it affects the entire body. We have poor quality air for most days of the year in Delhi or the Indo-Gangetic belt. So what happens to people who are breathing poor quality air for more than 10 years? Apart from lung cancer, it causes inflammation in the blood vessels running through the lungs and the rest of the body. It leads to atherosclerosis or the hardening of the arteries, which predisposes people to heart attacks and stroke. Cardiac associations now say living in areas with higher levels of air pollution is as much a risk of heart attack as is smoking. All of us who have been living in Delhi for long are adding to our risk of heart attack and heart disease.

The short-term effects of air pollution are predominantly seen in people at high risk. Inhaling toxic substances – it could be oxides of nitrogen, sulphur dioxide, particulate matter – causes worsening of underlying bronchitis, asthma and heart disease, leading on to heart failure or respiratory failure, which leads to emergency visits, more medication need, and overall higher morbidity and mortality. more  

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There was census done by Govt. for elections recently held. Data may show a reasonable no. of population above age of 70 or so indicating hollowness of publishing by cardiologists Association. However it does not in any way means that I am not in favour of taking action to solve/mitigate the problem of air pollution.
RYK. more  
Government should frame policy to plant more trees. It should be made mandatory that every house should have minimum one tree. Every apartment complex should keep open space to plant as much number of trees as there are apartments in the complex. Any one who fails to plant a minimum of one tree in their house should be made to pay tree tax every month. more  
Thanks, Bittu. Trust you have sent to Sanjay too? Also, you are taking care of yourself? Didn't see you people in the Lakes?
On Saturday, November 2, 2019, 08:59:45 PM GMT+5:30, Vinita Agrawal <support@localcirclesmail.com> wrote: more  
Sensitive issue, need to be handled on priority basis. more  
Needs to reduce use of petrol and diesel vehicles as we have electrical vehicles are now getting available. adulteration of fuel also a cause of pollution. plant tulasi and banyan tree at the middle of the side of the road. Every family should big tulasi plant every corner of the house it helps to reduce pollution more  
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