Sunday, July 28, 2013

Bangladesh: Air pollution Choking Dhaka


Thousands of people in Bangladesh capital, Dhaka,are dying prematurely because of Air pollution says heath expert. An estimated 15,000 premature deaths as well as several million cases of pulmonary , respiratory and neurological illness are attributed to poor air quality in Dhaka. According to the Air quality Management project ( AQMP) funded by the government and the World Bank.

The World Health Organization (WHO) says vehicular air pollution is a major cause respiratory diseases in Urban Bangladesh.

If pregnant mothers come across excessive pollution , It may cause premature death of their children said"Sofia Khtun" a Professor of Paediatrics at Institute of Maternal and Child health.

According to the National Institute of Diseases of Chest Hospital ( NIDCH ) nearly seven million people in Bangladesh suffer from Asthma, more than half of them children suffering from bronchitis and chronic coughs have also shot up in recent year it said.

Children breathe more air relative to their lung size than Adults, they spend more time outdoor.

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