On the eve of World COPD Day. The theme this year is “NEVER TOO EARLY, NEVER TOO LATE”. Dr Himanshu Garg, Pulmonologist, Delhi/NCR spoke to NDTV on how Air Pollution is damaging our lungs and leading to increasing trend of Early age COPD despite being non smokers.
Let us take pledge that each individual will take few steps on daily basis towards a pollution free nation for a better tomorrow.
If you thought the link between air pollution and life expectancy was vague and couldn’t be quantified, then think again. According to a study done by leading experts from the University of Chicago, there is direct evidence that you may end up living a whopping 10 years less in Delhi and across large parts of North India because of the danger of air pollution. How was this calculation arrived at and what are the exposure levels that we are talking about before we become seriously impacted? That’s what we will focus on.