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Health Effects of Air Pollution

Air pollution is a global public health emergency. Currently people in India are breathing toxic air that does not meet WHO's clean air guidelines. The district with the worst air pollution in Punjab is Firozpur, where PM2.5 is forecasted to be 290.0 µg/m3. That's very unhealthy.


BREATHING KILLS

What are the
health effects of air pollution?

The health effects of air pollution are staggering. According to a story in The Guardian, air pollution may damage every organ and virtually every cell in the human body. Yes, air pollution increases the risk of heart attacks, lung cancer, asthma and COPD, but it is also known to exacerbate depression and also increase violent crime in a city.

Ischemic heart disease

Heart problems that narrow the artieries causing less blood and oxygen reaching he heart.

Stroke

COPD

That's chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It makes it harder to breathe.

Asthma

Lung cancer

Diabetes

BREATHING KILLS

Where are India's
most polluted districts?

The health effects of air pollution are staggering. According to a story in The Guardian, air pollution may damage every organ and virtually every cell in the human body. Yes, air pollution increases the risk of heart attacks, lung cancer, asthma and COPD, but it is also known to exacerbate depression and also increase violent crime in a city.

Firozpur, Punjab

PM2.5 forecast is 290.0 µg/m3

Faridkot, Punjab

PM2.5 forecast is 285.5 µg/m3

Tarn Taran, Punjab

PM2.5 forecast is 260.1 µg/m3

Mohali, Punjab

PM2.5 forecast is 258.8 µg/m3

Amritsar, Punjab

PM2.5 forecast is 183.6 µg/m3

Moga, Punjab

PM2.5 forecast is 179.1 µg/m3

Bathinda, Punjab

PM2.5 forecast is 172.2 µg/m3