Air pollution causes irreparable, irreversible damage to children’s health, says expert

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11/08/2021 6:51 am IS

By Shalini Bhardwaj
New Delhi [India], Nov. 8 (ANI): As the post Diwali post Diwali post Diwali post Diwali air quality in Delhi-NCR, air quality deteriorated to dangerous levels and is now falling into the severe category, said Dr. Arvind Kumar, chairman of the Breast Surgery Institute at Medanta Hospital in Gurugram on Sunday said air pollution is causing serious health problems in children and causing irreparable and irreversible harm.
There is smog in the air and it will last until January, he added.
Speaking to ANI, Kumar said, referring to the study by the Lung Care Foundation: “More than 50 percent of adolescents in Delhi have a higher incidence of chest symptoms, 29 percent have asthma, 40 percent are obese (200 per.). Cent higher incidence of asthma). Children suffer. “
“We found that the children come with breast problems. They complain of breathing problems. In short, the air pollution affects them,” said the doctor.

In addition, Kumar said, children also suffer from problems in the brain, lungs, heart and other organs due to pollution.
Speaking of air pollution and the steps the government has taken to combat it, Kumar said, “Installing a smog tower is a colossal waste of public money and a grave mistake. The answer is to prevent air pollution . “
“The pollution has killed more people than COVID, but it has not been given the attention it deserves,” added Kumar.
Kumar also said that some drastic steps need to be taken to control pollution. “Stubble stubble is one of the main areas that should be given priority,” he said.
Air quality in Delhi remains in the “severe” category with an AQI of 436, the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) announced on Sunday.
Also of concern was the pollution level in the National Capital Region (NCR), namely Noida and Gurugram. Noida reported AQI in the “dangerous” category with 575, while the air quality in Gurugram with 478 was at the upper end of the “severe” category. (ANI)

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