“Air” is one of the most important elements for life on Earth. Without which neither human life nor earth, animals and trees are possible. But as humans progressed to modernity, he started inventing new technologies for his convenience and convenience. The use of these techniques increased with the increase of the human population on Earth over time. Large scale industries were set up to meet the growing needs of the growing population. Motor vehicles entered the market for transportation. Airplanes and helicopters were used to fly in the air. Phone/mobile was invented to talk to someone sitting far away. Although it is not wrong to invent, while doing all this, the effects of the future will not be considered. Consequently, the burning of growing industries, vehicles and plastic materials has polluted the air to the extent that 7 million people die every year due to air pollution. Now the effect of air pollution has started falling on our memory too and we are having trouble remembering things. Which is most likely to affect India.
Recently, the University of Warwick conducted research on about 34 thousand people living in polluted and non-polluted areas of England. All those involved in the study had to undergo the word memorization test. In this test, 10 words were given to everyone to remember. Also, other factors that affect memory, such as age, health, level of education, ethnicity, family, and employment status were also taken into consideration. The study revealed that increasing levels of nitrogen dioxide and PM10 present in air/air are affecting memory. There was a difference of about ten years in the memory of a person living in more air pollution than a person living in less polluted air. That is, the memory of a 40-year-old person living in polluted areas was found to be equal to a 50-year-old person living in less polluted areas.
Actually AP is like slow poison. One who goes inside us without wanting, and makes the body hollow. We realize its side effects when the situation gets out of control. The World Health Organization has also warned the world of this side effect of air pollution. According to the World Health Organization, about 91 percent of the world’s population lives in areas affected by air pollution. Air pollution is also the cause of 24 percent of strokes and 25 percent of heart-related diseases worldwide, but in spite of all these, we are still not serious about our health and future. The consequences have already started to appear, which can be more frightening in the future, so in order to secure our future and stay healthy, we have to fight the war against air pollution by voice and discard harmful objects at our own level.
The constant increase of harmful and toxic substances in the fresh air of the atmosphere is the cause of air pollution. Pollution caused by various external substances, toxic gases, and other human actions affects fresh air which then adversely affects human life, plants, and animals. The amount of emissions of harmful gases from various types of raw materials used in the manufacturing process in industries is increasing. Increasing population density is demanding more industrialization, which ultimately causes air pollution. some air pollution such as smoke, dust, smoke, particulate matter, gas from the kitchen, household heat, smoke from various vehicles, use of pesticides, toxic gases used to kill weeds. primary pollution is that which directly affects fresh air and is associated with smoke, ash, dust, fumes, mist, sprays, inorganic gases, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, nitric oxide, and radioactive compounds. secondary pollutants are those that affect the air indirectly by chemically reacting with primary factors such as sulfur trioxide, ozone, hydrocarbons, nitrogen dioxide, etc.
The ever-increasing pollution levels have also exacerbated the negative and harmful effects on the health of its living. Air pollution is also the reason for the increase in global warming because the temperature of the atmosphere is increasing due to the increase in the level of greenhouse gases. These greenhouse gases increase the greenhouse effect and rising sea level, melting of glaciers, changing seasons, changing climate, etc.
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Air Pollution Health Effects
- Aggravated cardiovascular and respiratory illness
- Added stress to the heart and lungs, which must work harder to supply the body with oxygen
- Damaged cells in the respiratory system
- Loss of lung capacity and decreased lung function
- Development of diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, and possibly cancer
Tips to get safe from Air Pollution
- Wear full-sleeved clothes and cover your face with good quality masks.
- To reduce pollution around your house, plant trees.
- To strengthen immunity, drink ginger and basil tea.
- Take vitamin C, omega 3 and magnesium, turmeric, jaggery, walnuts, etc. in your diet.
- Plant air-filtering plants in the house. Some plants can be very useful to reduce toxic gases. They are also called air-filtering plants. These plants will help you to avoid itching, burning, frequent colds, allergies, and eye irritation. you can plant aloe vera, lily, snake plant (snake plant), pine plant (cedar plant) money plant, Arica palm and English ivy in the house. These plants prove to be helpful in cleaning the air of the house.
- Apply mask when you get outside from the house
- Drink more water, it does not cause a lack of oxygen in the body
- Asthma patients can visit outside to home with their medicines
- Get more air purifiers if you have asthma patients at home
- Stop exercising if the air quality is over 300
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