Pollution level in Indian metros like Delhi, Mumbi very high, kids biggest victims
Delhi is the most polluted city in the whole world. It was last year that Delhi left behind Beijing to become the highest polluted city. It is needless to say that this high level of air pollution is adversely impacting the lives of almost every second person in the sprawling metro called Delhi.
More than twenty million inhabitants of this metro suffer from different sorts of ailments. And they donâ€™t have any hope that despite many new initiatives to contain the air pollution in the city, pollution level will come down in the near future.
Now a latest study has revealed that more than one third of kids in Delhi and three other metro cities in the country suffer from week lungs. The study concludes that the kids suffer from reduced lung capacity. It goes on to add that Delhi performs the worst in this case too and it is already displaying the worst outcomes.
The latest study analyzed as many as 2,373 kids across New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Kolkata. These youths were asked to undergo a lung well being screening check (LHST). The findings of these tests were nothing short of startling. Of the 735 college students who took the check in Delhi, 21% have been discovered to have â€˜poorâ€™ lung capacity whereas one other 19% had â€˜dangerousâ€™ capacity.
This means 4 out of each 10 youngsters screened within the capital failed the check. Delhi has the worst air high quality amongst 1,600 cities all over the world, based on the World Health Organization.
Dr Preetaish Kaul, the lead researcher of the survey that was conducted by the Heal Foundation says that they have been shocked to seek out so many youngsters not with the ability to exhale correctly. â€œThe survey was observational and we didnâ€™t look into the trigger of poor lung well being in youngsters. However, given the truth that most youngsters have been in any other case wholesome, it wonâ€™t be improper utterly to deduce that poor air high quality has a task to play in inflicting the decreased lung capacity,â€ says Dr Preetaish Kaul.