Some researchers say that ambient air pollution curtails an ordinary Indian’s life by over 1.5 years. It is said that enhanced air quality could lead to a substantial leeway of human lifespan around the world. Scientists mentioned about PM2.5 (particulate matter) concentrations worldwide that have been limited to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) air quality guideline concentration of 10 micrograms per square cubic meter. If this remains the case, then the global life expectancy would be on average 0.59 year longer.
Countries such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and China have the benefit of reaching to the most rigorous target with the maximum current levels of pollution, with roughly 0.8-1.4 years of surplus existence. This is the first time that data on air pollution and lifespan has been considered in order to scrutinize the global deviations and to find out how they distress the inclusive life expectancy.
Some adroit researchers from the University of Texas, considered the air pollution from particulate matter (PM) slighter less than 2.5 microns. These fine particles enter deep into the lungs and breathing PM2.5 is associated with augmented risk of heart attacks, strokes, cancer and respiratory diseases. PM2.5 pollution massively comes from power plants, fire, agriculture and industrial releases.
Summing it up, if we see on an average, a population lives a year less than they would have otherwise – that is something relevant.
Air pollution is turning Mother Nature impulsively gray….
Be a part of the solution, not pollution!