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Environmental Analysis & Ecology Studies

Air Pollution - The Challenges Ahead

  • Open or ClosePunit S*

    Department of Zoology & Environmental Science, India

    *Corresponding author:Punit Saraswat, Department of Zoology & Environmental Science, India

Submission: March 25, 2019; Published: April 26, 2019

DOI: 10.31031/EAES.2019.05.000616

ISSN: 2578-0336
Volume5 Issue4

Abstract

Air pollution is global environmental problem that influences mostly health of urban population. Over the past few decades, epidemiological studies have demonstrated adverse health effects due to higher ambient levels of air pollution. Studies have indicated that repeated exposures to ambient air pollutants over a prolonged period of time increases the risk of being susceptible to air borne diseases such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, and lung cancer (WHO, 2009). Air pollution has been consistently linked to substantial burdens of ill-health in developed and developing countries. The growth of population, industry and number of vehicles and improper implementation of stringent emission standards had made the problem still worse. This mini review is an attempt to visualize what we are going to face due to air pollution in future.

Keywords: Air pollution; Pollutants; Global; Health effects; Air borne diseases

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