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Air Pollution and its Threat to the World We Live In

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As the planet warms, more people are getting exposed to harmful amounts of air pollution. The World Health Organization (WHO) forecasts that 50 million people worldwide are projected to fall sick with lung infections as a result of outdoor air pollution between now and 2030. Additionally, indoor air pollution is a rising problem in emerging countries where factories and coal-fired power plants provide the air. In developed countries, the largest cause of outdoor air pollution is cars and trucks. Fortunately, there are things you may do to help decrease exposure to these toxins.

What is Air Pollution?

Air pollution is any pollutant that enters the Earth’s atmosphere from its surrounding environment. This could be the result of vehicular or industrial emissions. Air pollution can be damaging to human health, but it has become a major global concern as a result of increasing urbanization and car traffic.

How Air Pollution Harms Health

The principal effects of air pollution are centered in the nose and mouth. In locations with high levels of air pollution, inhaling polluted air can cause discomfort, breathing difficulties, pneumonia and bronchitis. Air pollution is also considered as the major environmental risk factor for some respiratory diseases such as asthma and lung cancer. Some contaminants, when inhaled, can move down the airways to the lungs and cause cancer, emphysema, and other lung illnesses.

How to Reduce the Effects of Air Pollution on Health

You can lessen the negative health effects of air pollution by ensuring enough ventilation during hard exercise. Maintaining as clean an indoor environment as possible. Ensure that your vehicle’s air filter is periodically updated. Know your rights as a victim of air pollution.

The Real Threat to Human Health from Air Pollution

While the consequences of air pollution may be more obvious in heavily populated places, the dangers are actually much more pervasive. In less developed places of the world, where many people don’t have clean air to breathe, outdoor air pollution is a genuine hazard to human health. In these locations, where most people don’t have air conditioning, outdoor air pollution can be a critical source of air cooling.

Tips for a Healthy Home Without Air fresheners

For a healthy environment, it is essential to keep your home clean and manage the air flow. Here are some suggestions for achieving both objectives: Windows are the primary source of dirt and pollutants in your home; keep them clean. There are a number of window cleaning solutions designed to clean both window glass and outside walls. Maintain a Low Evaporation Rate — Oscillating fan systems are excellent for eliminating air contaminants, but they cause air flow to be strong in one direction and weak in the other. This can result in a stagnant air conditioning unit.

Conclusion

Air pollution is a significant problem in many parts of the world. There are steps you can take to lessen the impact it has on you personally. Make sure your home is always tidy. Make sure that your indoor space is as clean as it possibly can be and perhaps most importantly, make sure all of your doors and windows are shut when you step outside.

References

https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/climate-change-and-health

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/14757719/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8542133/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12401268/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27904610/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25694820/

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