Nine out of ten people breathe polluted air In the world, which kills 7 million people every year, reports the World Health Organization (WHO). However, this happens not only outside, but also inside homes.
What are the health effects of breathing polluted household air?
According to the World Health Organisation, it is bad to breathe not only outside but also inside homes. “Some 2.4 billion people cook over open fires or leaky stoves that use kerosene, biomass (firewood, animal dung, or agricultural waste), or coal fuel, which can add harmful pollutants to the air in their homes. Let’s put it.”
particular, About 4 million people die prematurely every year Causes of diseases caused by household pollution.
“Las suspended particles and other pollutants In this inner part They inflame the airways and lungs, inhibit the immune response and reduce the oxidizing capacity of the blood”, reports the organization.
In addition, WHO warns that household air pollution especially causes non-communicable diseases. stroke, ischemic heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer,
In addition, the health agency continues, it has been shown that there is a link between household air pollution and Low birth weight, tuberculosis, cataracts, and cancer of the larynx and nasopharynx.
What are the health effects of ambient air pollution?
In turn, outdoor air pollution represents a major environmental risk to health. Affects all people in low, middle, and high-income countries WHO has warned.
According to this organization’s 2019 estimates, ambient (outdoor) air pollution in cities and rural areas around the world Causes 4.2 million premature deaths every year,
“Microscopic air pollutants can bypass our body’s defenses and penetrate deep into our respiratory and circulatory systems,” our lungs, heart and Brain,
WHO estimates that about 37% of premature deaths in 2019 were due to outdoor air pollution ischemic heart disease and stroke, from 18% to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, 23% acute respiratory infection, and from 11% to cancer of the respiratory tract,