Research reveals that nine among ten people worldwide do not have access to safe air and consequently face the risk of respiratory disorders, lung cancer, brain or kidney damage and heart disease in the long run
Pollution causes major health ailments and severely affects the quality of life, said Central Ayurveda Research Institute (CARI) Guwahati research officer (in-charge) Dr PL Bharti.
He was addressing a health talk on National Pollution Control Day on December 2, 2021, in Guwahati.
The talk focussed on pollution-induced health ailments and how Ayurvedic treatments can bring relief to the patients and improve their quality of life.
"The idea is to minimise pollution as much as possible and take corrective measures to minimise the impact of such pollution-induced ailments," Dr Bharti added.
"We remain firmly committed to pushing AYUSH clinical solutions to treat people suffering from pollution-induced ailments and enrich the quality of lives of people," he further said.
CARI research officer (Ayurveda), Dr Ekta, speaking on occasion, said, "Due to air pollution in the city, many respiratory-related ailments such as Asthma, Acute Pharyngitis, Allergic rhinitis, Conjunctivitis, Bronchitis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) etc. may affect our health at any time. By timely clinical intervention and Ayurvedic treatment, these ailments can be controlled & cured leading to a healthier lifestyle."
December 2 is observed as National Pollution Control Day to remember the people who lost lives during the 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy.
The Bhopal Gas Tragedy is considered among the world's worst industrial disasters, where over 500,000 people were exposed to methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas.
The highly toxic substance made its way into and around the small towns near the plant. Around 2,259 people lost their lives in the tragedy.
National Pollution Control Day is also the day to raise awareness about the hazards of air pollution.
Research reveals that nine among ten people worldwide do not have access to safe air and consequently face the risk of respiratory disorders, lung cancer, brain or kidney damage and heart disease in the long run.
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