Indian Fashion News about the residents of New Delhi, the Indian capital, would have lost close to ten years of life expectancy, on average, because of fine particulate air pollution, according to a study of the Institute of energy policy the University of Chicago (EPIC), published on Tuesday.
In 2016, the megalopolis of 20 million people has been an annual concentration of fine particulates (PM2, 5) of 113 micrograms per cubic meter of air, resulting in an average reduction of life expectancy of 10.2 years. The study measures the risk of premature death from life expectancy would have a person if it were exposed to the level of fines recommended by the World Health Organization.
Global air pollution has reduced the life expectancy of an average of 1.8 years in 2016
WHO advises for the human body does not exceed ten micrograms in annual concentration. Of a diameter equal to the thirtieth of that of a human hair, fine particles in suspension may seep into the blood through the lungs. A long-term PM2, five exposure increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and lung cancer.
At the global level, believes the study, air pollution reduces the life expectancy of an average …Continue Reading