We live in a society which has grown from Stone Age to highly industrialize and technology driven Society We have almost every aspect of life covered by products which are mass produced. We have grown from self-sustained producers of Products to “Consumers of Products”, this may be give us a sense of Growth but this kind of growth comes with its price attached to it, Our Cars, Our industries, our changing ways of life and so on are making our precious natural environment sick.
Everyday we come across so many reports on Pollution that we started taking it casually and think Nothing Happens Or WHO CARES, But unfortunately things are getting Bad, real Bad. Think about this :- INDIA host 13 out of 20 world’s most polluted cities,
It’s a no brainer that Delhi is one of the most polluted cities in India today. According to National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S.A., Delhi has exceeded the maximum PM10 limit by almost 10-times at 198 μg/m3. Delhi NCR residents have almost double chance of developing asthma and other respiratory diseases in comparison of other Indians,
A study funded by the World Bank Development Research Group was carried out in 1991-1994 to study the effects of air pollution.(2) During the study period, the average total suspended particulate (TSP) level in Delhi was approximately five-times the World Health Organization’s annual average standard. Furthermore, the total suspended particulate levels in Delhi during this time period exceeded the World Health Organization’s 24-h standard on 97% of all days on which readings were taken. The study concluded that the impact of particulate matter on total non-trauma deaths in Delhi was smaller than the effects found in the United States of America, but found that a death associated with air pollution in Delhi caused more life-years to be lost because these deaths were occurring at a younger age.