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Ill Effects of Air Pollution | Dr Rajesh Chawla

Dr Rajesh Chawla, Senior Consultant, Respiratory and Critical Care, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Delhi, discusses air pollution’s negative effects. Air pollution is prevalent everywhere, and even in Delhi, India’s capital, levels are high. Air pollution affects us in a variety of ways; it contains suspended particles such as PM 10 and PM 2.5, as well as gases such as SO2, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, and others, all of which cause disease in humans. When exposed to air pollution, people experience eye irritation and watering when the pollution enters through their nose. If you are exposed to a high level of air pollution, you will have a runny nose and throat soreness. All of these gases can choke your airways when exposed for a long time these may become cause of various deadly diseases.

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