Pollution is one of the major health threats to humans in the present age. Everybody is affected by it and it is not easy to escape no matter how much you cover up.
Even healthy people fall prey to the effects of air and skin pollution. Skin infections, respiratory troubles like difficulty in breathing or coughing and sneezing are very common. This makes it difficult to even walk out of the door for a little while without applying a ton of products or using a face mask.
The most risky kind of pollution in the modern age is air pollution. The cause of pollution in air can be due to car fumes, factory or industry waste and burning of plastic or garbage among many others.
The most vulnerable to severe health issues due to air pollution are people suffering from disease of the heart like coronary artery disease or heart failure or even a week heart, people with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other lung disease, pregnant women, the elderly, children and people who spend a lot of time outdoors.
High levels of pollution in the air can cause a lot of health problems like serious respiratory or cardiovascular illness, damage to the respiratory system and could result in a lot of stress for the heart and the lungs since they have to work overtime to supply the body with oxygen.
If people are subjected to Long-term exposure of polluted air, they can have really bad permanent health effects which include rapid ageing of the lungs, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung diseases. It could also lead to certain types of cancer and overall could reduce the life span of the person.
Hence, before stepping out of the house, be sure to always check the pollution levels in the city. Invest in a pollution mask and avoid spending too much time near factories or areas with higher traffic.