Air pollution is increasing and has become one of the most common killers. It has a very disastrous effect on our health and environment. Air pollution occurs when the air is being contaminated with harmful pollutants. Whether you are inside or outside you can experience the harmful consequence of air pollutions. When talking about air pollution many of we think about the smog coming out of vehicles and manufacturing industries. Many people think if they are inside the house they are not getting from the air pollution. However, the indoor air pollution is more dangerous than outdoor air pollution as the pollutants are not visible to us.
Every passing year the air pollution is increasing at the alarming rate and harming the human being and the environment. Here are some shocking facts about air pollution that you should know to understand the issue better:
1. India has 14 most polluted cities
Out of 20 most polluted cities in the world 14 are in India. The northern region of India has the worst air quality. The highest level of air pollution in India is in Kanpur, Agra, and Delhi.
2. 92% of us are in Danger
Air pollution has reached such a high level that only a few areas are left that have good air quality. According to WHO, 92% of global population are living in places with poor air quality.
3. Air pollution is responsible for deaths
According to WHO, about 7 million people are died because of air pollution which is linked to 1 in 8 deaths worldwide. This finding is more than double the previous estimated and confirms air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health risk.
4. Children are more vulnerable
627,000 premature deaths in India are attributable to ambient air pollution or PM 2.5 exposure. This figure reached 1.6 million if indoor and household pollution is added.
5. Air pollution damages corps
Ground level ozone that is produced by chemical reaction between sunlight and pollutant in air reduce the growth and agricultural productivity of corps. It is estimated that every year $11 billion loss caused by this crop damage.