Air pollution is even more deadly than the corona virus environmentalists saySource: Intallaght
Chicago: A recent report on the environment has said that increasing air pollution is the biggest threat to all human beings in the world. The report also states that the average age of every man, woman and child living on this planet has decreased by 2 years due to pollution.
“Air Quality Life Index” (AQLI) The report called for more urgent work on environmental protection and reduction of air pollution than the way the world is working on an emergency basis to deal with the Corona epidemic.
The report compares air pollution to the recent outbreak of the corona virus, saying that no virus or bacterium is more dangerous and deadly to us than air pollution because it causes millions of deaths each year. On the other hand, millions of people get sick every year as a result of the same air pollution.
According to the report, although air pollution in China has been largely controlled over the past 20 years, global air pollution continues to rise. At present, the highest risk is in India and Bangladesh, where air pollution has reduced the average human life expectancy by 5 years, while in the northern states of India, the average life expectancy is lower by 8 years.
Concerns have been raised about rising air pollution, especially in South Asia, where India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal are home to a quarter of the world’s population. Experts who compiled the report say that air pollution in South Asia has increased by 44% compared to 20 years ago, which, if continued, could reduce the average age in the region by up to five years.
In addition, forest and crop fires in Southeast Asian countries, combined with vehicle and factory fumes, have exacerbated the situation.
It should be noted that air pollution on human health has been studied all over the world for years and experts have repeatedly warned that if this trend is not controlled, the results could be far more dangerous and irreparable than we expected.