Air pollution kills 100,000 Indian children every year, study says

Air pollution is violation of human rights, says UN

The noxious air hanging over India's towns and cities kills more than 100,000 children under five every year, a damning study published Wednesday for World Environment Day found. India has repeatedly failed to address environmental concerns.

The failure of governments across the world to ensure their citizens breathe clean air is a "violation of the rights to life, health and wellbeing", according to the UN's special representative on human rights and the environment. With this event, the United Nations has urged individuals around the world to choose an action that they will undertake to reduce air pollution, photograph themselves performing the task while wearing a mask and then share the image on social media, tagging other organisations or individuals they wish to get involved in the challenge.

In Ireland, the Environmental Protection Agency says the number of premature deaths attributable to air pollution is estimated at 1,510 people and is mainly due to cardiovascular disease.

"These stories prove that air pollution is a preventable problem", he said.

By making use of an animal model, a team of scientists from Texas A&M University have ascertained that air pollution can result in congenital disabilities and fatalities during pregnancy.

Industries can put in place technologies that will reduce the release of air pollutants from their operations.

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The IT/electronic revolution has also indirectly led to an increase in air pollution.

The WHO Air Quality Guidelines (AQG) were updated in 2005 and include recommendations for the four most common air pollutants: particulate matter, ozone, nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide.

We often can not see "Air pollution" though it is all around us.

In 2018, the third United Nations High-level Meeting on NCDs recognized household and outdoor air pollution as a risk factor for NCDs, alongside unhealthy diets, tobacco smoking, harmful use of alcohol and physical inactivity. It affects us all, whether we realize it or not.We have taken the air we breathe for granted and are now faced with an urgent task to reverse the damage. Clean air is not, even though we have the clear, proven solutions to provide it.

On transport, the public can be encouraged to use alternative means, such as bicycles, skateboards or scooters, to reach closer destinations, and to call for dedicated lanes to be set up for the objective. The very worst air quality is found in homes where solid fuels are used for cooking.

Guterres noted that to improve air quality, countries must know her enemy, with deaths and illnesses from air pollution causing tiny particles that penetrate defences every time filling the lungs.



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