A new study claims that air pollution is killing us slowly, pollution has increased so much that it is affected our bodies on a high level. As per the report by International Respiratory Society’s Environmental Committee recently published in CHEST which is the official journal of the American College of Chest Physicians, it said, “Air pollution poses a great environmental risk to health. Outdoor fine particulate matter (particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter < 2.5 μm) exposure is the fifth leading risk factor for death in the world, accounting for 4.2 million deaths and > 103 million disability-adjusted life years lost according to the Global Burden of Disease Report. The World Health Organization attributes 3.8 million additional deaths to indoor air pollution.”

The report also said, “Air pollution can harm acutely, usually manifested by respiratory or cardiac symptoms, as well as chronically, potentially affecting every organ in the body. It can cause, complicate, or exacerbate many adverse health conditions. Tissue damage may result directly from pollutant toxicity because fine and ultrafine particles can gain access to organs, or indirectly through systemic inflammatory processes. Susceptibility is partly under genetic and epigenetic regulation. Although air pollution affects people of all regions, ages, and social groups, it is likely to cause greater illness in those with heavy exposure and greater susceptibility. Persons are more vulnerable to air pollution if they have other illnesses or less social support. Harmful effects occur on a continuum of dosage and even at levels below air quality standards previously considered to be safe.”

One of the big reason behind the air pollution can be said FPM which stands for Fine Particulate Matter. Vehicles emitting FPM is also an additional result that comes out of fossil fuels like coal and other natural gasses, either it is being used for generating electricity, fueling cars, buses, trucks, or powering airplanes. These fuels produce crud which is also bad for everyone to breathe.


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