How can Air pollution destroy our health and life of children?
As the world becomes hotter and more crowded, our engines continue to emit dirty emissions, and half of the world lacks access to clean fuels or technologies (e.g. stoves, lamps), the air we breathe is becoming dangerously polluted: nine out of ten people now breathe polluted air, killing 7 million people every year.
Air pollution has major health consequences:
It is responsible for one-third of all fatalities from stroke, lung cancer, and heart disease. This has a similar effect to smoking cigarettes and is far stronger than the effects of eating too much salt, for example. No matter how wealthy a region you reside in, air pollution is difficult to avoid. It can be found everywhere around us. Airborne pollutants can get past our bodies' defences, infiltrating deep into our respiratory and circulatory systems and causing damage to our lungs, heart, and brain.
What is the impact of air pollution on our health?
1: Respiratory Illness
• Air pollution has been linked to the development of emphysema, asthma, and other respiratory illnesses such chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
• Chronic bronchitis has been linked to particulate matter and nitrogen oxide.
2: Diseases of the Cardiovascular System
• Fine particulate matter can obstruct blood vessel function and hasten artery calcification.
• Researchers discovered a relationship between short-term daily nitrogen oxide exposure and an elevated risk of haemorrhagic stroke in postmenopausal women.
• Exposure to TRAP can diminish levels of high-density lipoprotein, also known as good cholesterol raising the risk of cardiovascular disease.
• TRAP exposure also raises pregnant woman's risk of hypertensive disorders, which are a primary cause of preterm birth, low birth weight, maternal and foetal sickness, and mortality.
• Living near major highways may boost a woman's risk of breast cancer, according to a big research of more than 57,000 women.
•Other airborne hazardous chemicals, including methylene chloride, which is used in aerosol sprays and paint removers, have been linked to a higher risk of breast cancer.
• Benzene, an industrial chemical that is also a component of gasoline, can cause leukaemia and is linked to non-lymphoma.
• From 2000 to 2016, a long-term study established a link between lung cancer incidence and rising reliance on coal for energy generation.
Who is the most affected by air pollution?
Everyone's health is affected by air pollution;however, some groups may be impacted more than others. Air pollution affects nearly 9 out of 10 people who reside in urban areas around the world.
1: Higher levels of air pollution cause more short-term respiratory infections, resulting in more school absences.
2: Children who participate in many outdoor sports and reside in areas with high ozone levels are more likely to acquire asthma.
3: Asthma is more common in children who live near busy roads.
4: Children with asthma are more prone to developing bronchitis symptoms if they were exposed to high levels of air pollution.
5: Residing in areas with greater levels of pollution can harm your lungs.
As a global public health hazard, air pollution and birth outcomes are connected. Reduced air pollution would benefit children born in low- and middle-income nations in particular.
We, at Netsol Water believe in preserving our Environment and the most beautiful living being created ever, i.e., a child,from every type of pollution, be it, air, water, land, etc.
That is why we follow the goal of achieving sustainability for reviving our “Mother Nature”