Delhi is second most polluted city in the world: WHO Study
Delhi is second most polluted city in the world: WHO Study:- Yes, guys this is absolutely true we people are living in the second most polluted city in the entire world. From last few days, cases of Chikungunya and dengue have increased which has created situation like epidemic.
Due to its high pollution level people suffer from lots of breathing diseases. A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) on ambient air pollution levels shows that with very high levels of particulate matter measuring 10 microns or less, Delhi is among the most polluted cities in the world, second only to Riyadh among the big cities.
The report — Ambient Air Pollution: A Global Assessment of Exposure and Burden of Diseases — found that 92 per cent of the world’s population lives in places where air quality levels exceed WHO limits. Report further added that The PM10 concentration in Delhi’s air was found to be in the 225 microgram per millimetre square range.
Delhi’s Chief Minister tried his level best in order to reduce the pollution level in the city. He came up with the very unusual idea of odd-even. That was even proved successful.
Well, Delhi’s pollution levels have been a cause of concern for some time, with the National Green Tribunal. According to the pollution map, north India in general is in the very high pollution range. An estimated 3 million deaths a year are linked to exposure to outdoor air pollution.
In 2012, an estimated 6.5 million deaths — 11.6 per cent of all global deaths — were linked to indoor and outdoor air pollution.
Diseases that can be caused due to air pollution
Nearly 90 per cent of air-pollution-related deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, with nearly two out of three occurring in WHO’s South-East Asia and Western Pacific regions. Deadly diseases which are linked with air pollution are cardiovascular diseases, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer. Air pollution also increases the risks for acute respiratory infections.
Sources of pollution
Here, are some major sources of air pollution include inefficient modes of transport, household fuel and waste burning, coal-fired power plants, and industrial activities. However, not all air pollution originates from human activities. For example, air quality can also be influenced by dust storms, particularly in regions close to deserts.