“As a chest surgeon who has been operating on lungs since 1988, I am pained to say that it is time to call India’s deadly pollution crisis a public health emergency. Over the years, I have witnessed a change in the color of patients’ lungs from pink to black.”Dr. Arvind Kumar
“There are no safe air pollution limits, and so there can be no moderations. We need to take drastic actions.”The Ella Roberta Family Foundation
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.