HRO chief says air pollution among top 5 causes of death in India | World Environment Day 2014

June 6, 2014 | By | Reply More

June 06, – In new estimates released WHO reports that in 2013 around 7 million people died – one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure. This finding more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health risk

human rights observers news2Tameem Chairman of Human Rights Observers HRO in his remarks strongly criticized that in urban areas 70% pollution is caused by increasing number of vehicles. He disclosed that a survey conducted by HRO revealed that in India air pollution among Top 5 causes of deaths over 7.27 lakh people die due to diseases caused by air pollution. He said that the Air pollution is the world’s largest single environmental health hazard. By reducing air pollution millions of lives could be saved world over, he said. Human Rights Observers has focused on how to improve the quality of air and effluent & solid waste management in Industries and Hospitals. HRO has initiated several workshops to fight the air pollution in Hyderabad and other Indian cities.

“Rising pollution is related to rising incidence of lung cancer. After Delhi, Hyderabad has reached a stage, where harmful substances in the air are recorded much above normal levels at most of the junctions.

‘Vehicular traffic contributes up to 70 per cent in air pollution in the city’

Increasing vehicular traffic and decreasing usage of mass modes of transport are the main reasons for the steady rise of air pollution. Vehicular traffic contributes up to 70 per cent in air pollution in the city.

Traffic areas around schools – where vehicles are often left idling – show significantly higher pollution levels outside (and inside) their buildings.

HYDERABAD: Lung cancer patients who eventually die in the city are exposed to high levels of air pollution, city doctors said, weeks after the WHO classified pollution as carcinogenic to humans and leading to lakhs of deaths globally.

M. Jagdeeshwar IAS Transport commissioner of Telangana has said that the major cause of the Air pollution in the urban areas is the increasing number of vehicle and due to which the citizen particularly the aged and the children are becoming victims of various diseases.

Justice A. Lakshman Rao former chief Justice AP High Court lamented the increasing pollution and said that due to this menace the people have to suffer fatal diseases like Diabetis, BP and heart diseases etc even in small age of 40. No item of human consumption is free from pollution. He said in spite of development the crimes are also on increase.

Press journalist for HRO media – Saurav Nag reports.

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