Know how air pollution affects your heart

Excessive air pollution is associated not only with respiratory diseases like bronchitis, asthma and lung cancer, but also cardiovascular diseases. Recent studies show that air pollution behaves akin to cigarette smoke. In addition, air pollution is also associated with chronic lifestyle disease like hypertension and diabetes

Know how air pollution affects your heartMajor Indian metropolitan cities are reeling under the effects of severe air pollution, euphemistically called ‘smog’, this phenomenon occurs every year during winter. This has deleterious effects not only on the respiratory system, but as recent studies show, also on the cardiovascular health of people living in urban areas. Excessive air pollution is associated not […]

Exposure to air pollution reduces cognitive intelligence, reveals study

Just as air pollution impairs the lungs and reduces life expectancy, it also seems to harm the brain and cognition skills, especially among the elderly, a group of Chinese researchers has found. Impact of high levels of toxic air ‘is equivalent to having lost a year of education

Exposure to air pollution reduces cognitive intelligence, reveals studyExposure to air pollution not only affects our physical health but also reduces our intelligence levels, according to new findings from a study conducted in China. Participants showed a decline in cognitive performance in both verbal and math tests. The study titled ‘The impact of exposure to air pollution on cognitive performance’ was published in […]

Babies in strollers exposed to hazardous levels of air pollution, warns study

Babies in prams are exposed to high levels of air pollution at hot spots next to busy roads, according to a study that measured particles on a typical daily route. The study found little difference between the pollution levels experienced by babies in prams and adults, in contrast to some earlier research

Babies in strollers exposed to hazardous levels of air pollution, warns studyBabies and young children in prams can be exposed to up to 60% more pollution than adults, a study suggests. Experts said infants were exposed to dirtier air in prams because they were lower to the ground and closer to exhaust pipes. They are also more at risk from the health dangers of dirty air […]

Regular exercise can cut risk of heart attack even in high polluted areas

A new European research has found that exercise can still help reduce the risk of a heart attack even when carried out in areas with moderate to high levels of traffic pollution

Regular exercise can cut risk of heart attack even in high polluted areasCarried out by researchers in Denmark, Germany and Spain, the new large-scale study looked at 51,868 Danish adults age 50-65 to see if exercise could still help reduce the risk of first and recurrent heart attack even when participants were exposed to air pollution, which can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease including heart attacks, […]

Rising air pollution; major cause behind COPD

Smoking is one of the causes of COPD. It is not all the smokers get COPD. However, people who have never smoked can get COPD. According to reports, the rising level of air pollution can be the leading cause of COPD in future, if the pollution levels do not remain under check.

Rising air pollution; major cause behind COPDGlobally, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is one of the most common Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), including India, it is a major cause of healthcare burden. Statistics suggest that its prevalence continues to rise. Smoking is one of the major causes behind COPD. While not all smokers catch COPD, it is not also that everyone who […]

Air pollution may account for 1 in 7 new diabetes cases, reveals study

Air pollution could be responsible for 3.2 million new cases of type 2 diabetes every year globally, suggests a new analysis

Air pollution may account for 1 in 7 new diabetes cases, reveals study“We estimate that about 14% of diabetes in the world occurs because of higher levels of air pollution, that’s one in seven cases,” said senior study author Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly of Washington University and the VA Saint Louis Health Care System in Missouri. “Risks exist at levels that are below what’s now currently considered safe […]

Air Pollution: Civil Aviation Ministry to consider Aaditya Thackeray’s suggestions

Yuva Sena President Aaditya Thackeray had earlier penned a letter to Suresh Prabhu, Minister of State for Civil Aviation regarding simple measures which can be taken into consideration for controlling air pollution around the vicinity of Mumbai Airport. Now, he has received a reply to the said letter stating that his wishes have been conveyed to the concerned authorities

Air Pollution: Civil Aviation Ministry to consider Aaditya Thackeray’s suggestionsThe letter dispatched by Aaditya Thackeray reads: ‘I write to you to request you to take a necessary step to control pollution in our cities, and country at large. If we take the following steps as mandatory for every person, carrier, vehicle, in the area of the airport in our country, I believe we may […]

‘Govt has made serious efforts to deal with air pollution,’ says environment ministry

The Environment Ministry states that the centre has made serious efforts to fight air pollution and the 2017 air quality data for fine particulate matter PM2.5 has shown improvement over the previous year, this was stated in response to a World Health Organisation (WHO) report which listed 14 Indian cities among the world’s 20 most polluted

‘Govt has made serious efforts to deal with air pollution,’ says environment ministryThe WHO report indicates that Delhi is placed at no. 6 with an annual average Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5 concentration as 143 micrograms per cubic metre in 2016. However, the Government has made serious efforts to deal with air pollution.  Data for the year 2017 for PM 2.5 shows an improvement over 2016 and so […]

Air pollution: 14 out of 20 most polluted cities in India, says WHO

Delhi and Varanasi are among the 14 Indian cities that figured in a list of 20 most polluted cities in the world in terms of PM2.5 levels in 2016, data released by the WHO showed today. The WHO data also said that nine out of 10 people in the world breathe air containing high levels of pollutants

Air pollution: 14 out of 20 most polluted cities in India, says WHOWHO estimates that around 7 million people die every year from exposure to fine particles in polluted air that penetrate deep into the lungs and cardiovascular system, causing diseases including stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases and respiratory infections, including pneumonia. Around 3 billion people – more than 40% of the world’s […]

More than 95% of world’s population breathe polluted air, reveals major study

More than 95% of the world’s population breathe unsafe air and the burden is falling hardest on the poorest communities, with the gap between the most polluted and least polluted countries rising rapidly, a comprehensive study of global air pollution has found. Poorest are hardest hit with many developing countries falling behind on cleaning up toxic air pollution

More than 95% of world’s population breathe polluted air, reveals major studyCities are home to an increasing majority of the world’s people, particularly in developing countries, but in rural areas the risk of indoor air pollution is often caused by burning solid fuels. One in three people worldwide faces the double whammy of unsafe air both indoors and out. The report by the Health Effects Institute […]
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