New Delhi, (Hindustan Reporter). The capital seems to be turning into a gas chamber. The condition is that the air quality index of the city is being recorded between 450-500, which is equivalent to the smoke of 25-30 cigarettes in terms of harm to the body. That means every person is consuming at least 25 cigarettes of smoke every day. According to doctors, people have started having breathing problems, especially the problems of asthma patients have increased a lot. The number of patients with respiratory diseases in hospitals has increased by 20 percent.
Dr. Randeep Guleria, President of Medanta’s Institute of Internal Medicine, Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, said that the air quality is very poor and in the severe category. It has adverse effects on all the organs of the people. Toxic fumes such as sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, ozone and particulates can affect other systems when they enter the lungs.
He said that when the AQI level is very high, one should try to avoid going out and if it is necessary to go out, use a mask. Avoid morning walks and outdoor exercise. Use air purifiers at home. Dr. Arvind Kumar, senior pulmonologist of Medanta Hospital, said that people of all age groups are adversely affected by air pollution. Even the unborn child i.e. the fetus is affected by it. Polluted particles reach the fetus through the blood from the mother, and cause harm.
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