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This article talks about the air pollution in many major cities and highlights the adverse effects that this air population can have on the health of many. The article first starts off by talking about how people who live in large cities have a much higher chance of developing brain inflammation and neurodegenerative changes that raise the risk of having diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s. The air pollution was mainly focused on components such as metals and toxins (mostly sulphur and carbon) and once they were inhaled they would have long lasting effects on the brain, lungs, and the gastro- intestinal tract.
The article later goes on and talks about how air pollution is a big killer in India. Polluted outdoor air in India caused 620,000 premature deaths last year, which was a rapid increase from the 100,000 deaths which were recorded in 2000. Air pollution killed 7 million people in 2012, which makes air pollution the world’s biggest environmental health risk. Indoor air pollution also caused 4.3 million deaths in 2012 inside homes which cooked food over coals, wood, and biomass stoves. Apart from high blood pressure, air pollution is the leading cause of death in India.
In class we briefly talked about air pollution, mainly focusing on carbon and how that has a big effect on the overall health of our environment. Many people when they think about air pollution don’t see it as a big deal because it doesn’t affect their everyday lives. But as is the case in India, and as this article proves, the effect that air pollution can have on a population is even bigger than anyone has ever previously thought. After the discussion we had in class it has opened my eyes to how the population pollutes the air we breathe in every day. The public ignores many steps that could be taken in order to avoid air pollution and not only keep our general health better but also…...

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