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Delhi-NCR Weather: Asthma to cardiovascular diseases, illnesses caused by exposure to polluted air

Published on Nov 03, 2023 04:08 PM IST
  • Here are a few health issues that are intensified or are directly linked to Delhi's severe air pollution problem.
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On Friday morning, the air quality in the national capital reached 'severe' levels, with Mundka recording the highest Air Quality Index (498). Health experts have reported a rise in the number of individuals experiencing respiratory and other health issues in the national capital, and they have advised residents to take precautions. A significant number of the capital's 20 million residents have complained of eye irritation, itchy throats, breathing difficulties, and other related problems. Here are some common illnesses caused by exposure to polluted air. (gettyimages) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 03, 2023 04:08 PM IST

On Friday morning, the air quality in the national capital reached 'severe' levels, with Mundka recording the highest Air Quality Index (498). Health experts have reported a rise in the number of individuals experiencing respiratory and other health issues in the national capital, and they have advised residents to take precautions. A significant number of the capital's 20 million residents have complained of eye irritation, itchy throats, breathing difficulties, and other related problems. Here are some common illnesses caused by exposure to polluted air. (gettyimages)

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Cardiovascular Diseases: Air pollution can raise the chances of experiencing heart attacks, strokes, and high blood pressure. (Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Cardiovascular Diseases: Air pollution can raise the chances of experiencing heart attacks, strokes, and high blood pressure. (Shutterstock)

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Asthma: Pollutants, especially fine particulate matter and ground-level ozone, have the potential to trigger asthma attacks and worsen symptoms. (Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Asthma: Pollutants, especially fine particulate matter and ground-level ozone, have the potential to trigger asthma attacks and worsen symptoms. (Shutterstock)

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Respiratory Infections: The heightened levels of air pollution in Delhi contribute to a noticeable increase in respiratory infections. (Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Respiratory Infections: The heightened levels of air pollution in Delhi contribute to a noticeable increase in respiratory infections. (Pexels)

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a serious lung condition that includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Breathing in polluted air over a long period can increase the risk of developing COPD. (Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 03, 2023 04:08 PM IST

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a serious lung condition that includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Breathing in polluted air over a long period can increase the risk of developing COPD. (Shutterstock)

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Allergies: Air pollution can make allergies worse, leading to discomfort for many Delhi residents. (Freepik) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Allergies: Air pollution can make allergies worse, leading to discomfort for many Delhi residents. (Freepik)

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