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Polluted air is costing us lives: Dr Sushil
10/20/2019 9:20:52 PM
Early Times Report
JAMMU, Oct 20: Dr Sushil Sharma and his team today spend a day long camp at Apna Vihar area of Kunjwani Jammu. More than 250 people were screened, evaluated and diagnosed for various health ailments. Free medicines were also given as per the requirements. While interacting with the people Dr Sushil stated that Diwali the festival of lights, hope and prosperity is around the corner. It is the time to celebrate togetherness with oodles of happiness however, we need to remember enjoyment and health go hand in hand. He stressed upon Positive correlation between air pollution and Human health ahead of incessant use of fire crackers on the occasion of Diwali, He sensitized the common populace regarding how poor air quality standards are responsible for the global burden of CVDs. He said besides various other anthropogenic sources, the use of fire crackers on festivals further adds toll to the already fragile environment of our cities.
Dr Sushil particularly expressed concern over the deteriorating air quality in Jammu city, and it's recent categorization amongst one of the most polluted cities of the world. Contrary to the idealized opinion that air pollution is the problem of metro cities only, we can see how this air of mortality is making inroads into small cities and towns. Recent studies suggest that air pollution alone is responsible for 7 million premature deaths annually. Even some studies at regional level has also suggested regular rise of respiratory and cardiovascular problems owing to growing level of air pollutants in Jammu district from the past three years.
Residents of the area Pritam Singh (Corporator), Neeraj Tandon, Vijay Sharma, B R Chandan, Pritam Jamwal, Onkar Singh and Neeraj Kumar appreciated the efforts of Dr Sushil and his team for conducting cardiac awareness camp in their area.
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