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Air Pollution in Hyderabad Is Horrifying:- Union Minister of State for Health Prof Satya Pal Singh Baghel has recently talked about respiratory illness caused because of the air pollution in the Lok Sabha recently. Now Hyderabad is one of the fastest growing city and air pollution in the city is horrifying.
Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5 is the deadliest variety, because of its tiny size it penetrates deep into the body tissue. According to PCB data, PM10 levels above 60 micrograms have been recorded and in Kokapet station PM 2.5 levels were above 40.
The Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (HME) and Public Health Foundation of India (PHF) in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) have conducted a study.
Sadly in Hyderabad air pollution is more harmful in outdoors as well as indoors. Even household air pollution from the burning of biomass is causing major respiratory problems. Asthma, coughing, difficulty in breathing, and lung abnormalities like cancer and COPD are the major concerns raised in the city. COPD has increased by 20 per cent in recent days and this is affecting the non-smokers as well, according to reports. There is a higher risk of heart attacks as well because of air pollution. Studies also found that pregnant women who are exposed to air pollution will deliver premature babies.
There has been a high rise in the number of pneumonia and bronchitis in Hyderabad in recent times because of air pollution.