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BARCELONA-Nobody is safe from Air Pollution, United Nations warned on World Environment Day, with nine out of 10 people on planet now breathing polluted air. This has led to growing, global health crisis, which already causes about 7 million deaths per year, according to World Health Organization. Burning fossil fuels for power, transport and industry is major contributor to air pollution as well as main source of planet-warming carbon emissions and tackling both problems together could bring substantial benefits for public health. Here are some facts on human impacts of Air Pollution and its links climate change: 1. Air pollution kills 800 people every hour or 13 every minute, accounting for more than three times number of people WHO die from malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS combined each year. 2. Some of same pollutants contribute to both climate change and local air pollution, including black carbon or soot produced by inefficient combustion in sources like cookstoves and diesel engines and methane. 3. Five main sources Air Pollution are indoor burning of fossil fuels, wood and other biomass to cook, heat and light homes; industry, including power generation such as coal-fired plants and diesel generators; transport, especially vehicles with diesel engines; agriculture, including livestock, which produce methane and ammonia, rice paddies, which produce methane, and burning of agricultural waste; and open waste burning and organic waste in landfills. 4. Household Air causes about 3. 8 million premature deaths each year, vast majority of them in Developing World, and about 60 percentage of those deaths are among women and children. 5. 93 percentage of children worldwide live in areas where air pollution exceeds WHO guidelines, with 600 000 children under 15 dying respiratory tract infections in 2016. 6. Air pollution is responsible for 26 percentage of Deaths from ischemic heart disease, 24 percentage of Deaths from strokes, 43 percentage from chronic obstructive disease and 29 percentage from Lung cancer. In children, it is associated with low birth weight, asthma, childhood cancers, obesity, poor development and autism, among other health defects. 7. 97 percentage of cities in low-and middle-income countries with more than 100 000 inhabitants do not meet WHO minimum air quality levels, in high-income countries, 29 percentage of cities fall short of guidelines. 8. About 25 percentage of urban ambient Air Pollution from fine particulate matter is contributed by traffic, 20 percentage by domestic fuel burning and percentage by industrial activities including electricity generation. 9. Keeping global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius, as governments have pledged to do under 2015 Paris Agreement, could save about million lives year by 2050 through reducing air pollution alone. 10. In 15 countries that emit most planet-warming gases, cost of air pollution to health is estimated at more than 4 percentage of GDP. In comparison, keeping warming to Paris Agreement temperature limits would require investing about 1 percentage of global GDP.
Air We Breathe Has Very Exact Chemical Composition; 99 Percentage Of It Is Made Up Of Nitrogen, Oxygen, Water Vapor And Inert Gases. Air Pollution occurs when things that aren't normally there are added to air. Common Type Of Air Pollution Happens When People Release Particles Into Air From Burning Fuels. This pollution looks like soot, containing millions of tiny particles, floating in air. Another common of Air Pollution is dangerous gases, such as sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and chemical vapors. These can take part in further chemical reactions once they are in atmosphere, creating acid rain and smog. Other sources of air pollution can come from within such as secondhand smoke. Finally, air pollution can take form of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide or sulfur dioxide, which are warming planet through greenhouse effect. According to EPA, greenhouse effect is when gases infrared radiation that is released from Earth, preventing heat from escaping. This is natural process that keeps our atmosphere warm. If too many gases are introduced into atmosphere, though, more heat is trapped and this can make planet artificially warm, according to Columbia University. Air Pollution kills more than 2 million people each year, according to study published in journal of Environmental Research Letters. Effects Of Air Pollution On Human Health Can Vary Widely Depending On Pollutant, According To Hugh Sealy, Professor And Director Of Environmental And Occupational Health Track At Department Of Public Health And Preventive Medicine,. George's University,. George's, Grenada. If pollutant is highly toxic, effects on health can be widespread and severe. For example, release of methyl isocyanate gas at Union Carbide plant Bhopal in 1984 killed over 2 000 people, and over 200 000 suffered respiratory problems. Irritant may cause respiratory illnesses, cardiovascular disease and increase in Asthma. Very young, and those with vulnerable immune systems are most at risk from air pollution. Air pollutants may carcinogenic or biologically active or radioactive. Other air pollutants like carbon dioxide have indirect impact on human health through climate change, Sealy told Live Science.
Use App To Keep You update on Pollution Levels There to be Apps for almost everything we do nowadays. So, it is only befitting that there would be apps to help you protect yourself from one of leading health hazards on planet, including indoor Air Pollution. Here are apps that could come handy when trying to avoid high levels of air pollution around your area: CityAir: This App warns you when pollution levels are particularly These levels tend to change with time during each day and if you can tell when not to go out for that jog or To walk dog, then You might just be able To Keep your exposure To minimum. App Also Gives You Tailored Advice On How To Reduce Your Emissions As Well As Exposure. Plume Air Report: this one tells you kind of pollution rates going on around you in real-time. It also gives you advice on it is good time to do certain activities to minimize your exposure. CleanSpace Air Pollution: This App gives you complete breakdown of kind of pollution around you. Of these three apps, CleanSpace Air Pollution is more practical for people who are looking to minimize their exposure indoor Air Pollution, especially when in their own homes.
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