Tag: Air pollution

PM2.5 Pollution Elevates the Threat of Diabetes in Urban India
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PM2.5 Pollution Elevates the Threat of Diabetes in Urban India

PM2.5 particles, which are 30 times thinner than a strand of hair, can enter the bloodstream and cause a variety of respiratory and cardiovascular problems when inhaled. The research is part of an ongoing project in India that began in 2010. It is the first research to investigate the link between exposure to ambient PM2.5 and type 2 diabetes in India, one of the world's most polluted countries. According to the study, the average yearly PM2.5 levels in Delhi were 82-100g/m3 and in Chennai were 30-40g/m3, much exceeding the WHO limit of 5g/m3 (2). The national air quality standard in India is 40 g/m3 (3). , India has a high burden of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease; 11.4% of the population - 101 million people - has diabetes, and around 136 mi...
Summer Wildfires and Winter Air Pollution Pose Varied Heart Health Risks
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Summer Wildfires and Winter Air Pollution Pose Varied Heart Health Risks

Findings from the Intermountain research were presented in a pair of studies at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2023, which is being held in Philadelphia. In the first study, researchers from Intermountain examined the association between fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and ozone air pollution, and hospitalizations for unstable angina (unstable chest pain that does not result in organ damage) and acute myocardial infarction (heart attack in which part of the muscle dies) during two distinct seasons in Utah when these types of pollution is at higher levels. Seasonal Impact: Investigating Patient Health Amidst Summer Wildfires and Winter Inversions Researchers studied patients during summer wildfire season (June to October), an...
Tips to Safeguard Your Health During Morning Walks
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Tips to Safeguard Your Health During Morning Walks

Morning walks are an important part of many people's exercise regimens. They help you start your day on a good note and provide numerous physical and mental health benefits. However, the Air Quality Index (AQI) has reached dangerous or severe levels in several Indian cities, including New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Hisar, Gurgaon, and Noida (1). According to data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), some localities in Delhi, including Anand Vihar station, Punjabi Bagh station, and Mundka station, have registered AQI values in the "severe" category, exceeding the 400 AQI mark. Going for a morning walk in such dirty air can be more detrimental than useful. Health Hazards of Air Pollution Pollutants in the air settle and become concentrated in the morning w...
Cracking Tips For A Healthy and Safe Diwali
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Cracking Tips For A Healthy and Safe Diwali

Here are a few health tips to keep in mind to celebrate a healthy and safe Diwali this year. Diwali means loads of sumptuous food, and nobody can resist that. We are enticed to purchase and consume food and sweets from outside in this instant period, which can result in a number of health issues. The following tips could assist you in striking a balance between celebration and diet: Sweet treats that are naturally sweetened and prepared with healthy sugar alternatives such as dates, jaggery, raisins, honey, etc. will help ward off lifestyle diseases, blood sugar spikes, and weight gain A healthy present for your loved ones can also be homemade sweets and savory snacks Stay clear of fatty meals and consume a diet high in whole grains, vitam...