Green Development for Healthy Air

  • Dr. (Prof.) Jugal Kishore Director Professor & Head, Department Community Medicine, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi.

Abstract

An adult, when resting, inhales and exhales about 7 or 8 liters of air per minute that makes a total of 11,000 liters of air per day. This is the largest requirement of human body to survive on Earth. Any deviation of composition of air in troposphere may have severe consequence of health. Then personal habits like tobacco smoking, room heating with coal or kerosene or gas, burning of mosquito’s repellent coils and incense sticks, using perfumed and scents are other substances added in this pollution. Exposure to particulate matter and air pollutants for a long time can lead to respiratory and cardiovascular diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, lung cancer and heart attacks.

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Published
2019-12-17