Medicos appealed for Pollution Free Punjab
Gurpreet Kaur/ royalpatiala.in/ Patiala
Air pollution is directly responsible for a number of acute and chronic diseases in man and some of these ailments can lead to permanent physical, mental and psychological disabilities. Respiratory diseases like asthma, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, weakening of lung functions and some occupational lung ailments are the direct consequences of continuous exposure to air pollution. Air pollution has also been reported to cause birth and immune system defects, heart diseases, autism and premature deaths.
According to medical experts, some of these problems are manmade and can be prevented by check on air pollution, said Dr DS Bhullar Programme Officer of NSS Unit of Government Medical College Patiala during an awareness rally organized by student volunteers of the medical college who have appealed the farmers to stop stubble burning and save people from air pollution. They also pledged for pollution free Diwali festival by motivating people to avoid burning fire crackers responsible for air pollution. The rally was organized under the banner “Medicos for Pollution free Punjab” to spread awareness in the masses on short and long term consequences of air pollution on human health.