Smog injures and kills
Mothers living in badly polluted areas often have children with low birth weights and underdeveloped heads.
DELAYED MENTAL DEVELOPMENT
According to a study, school children from an area with bad air pollution showed delayed mental development.
UNDERDEVELOPED LUNG FUNCTION
According to a study, young people in an area with bad PM pollution suffered a five times higher risk of impaired lung function.
Some air pollution chemicals contribute
to onset of obesity. Then, obese people can be more sensitive to air pollution.
Children and adults subjected to increased air pollution are bad at producing insulin, so they risk developing diabetes.
LUNG FUNCTION LOSS
PM pollution blocks the lungs' fine alveoli, making it difficult to breathe and reducing physical activity.
ARTERIOSCLEROSIS AND BLOOD CLOTS
Scientists have linked traffic density in residential areas with the prevalence of arteriosclerosis and blood clots.
When the concentration of particles increases by 5 microgrammes/m3 of air, the risk of lung cancer increases by 18 %.
ALZHEIMER'S AND DEMENTIA
The result of a study from 2017 indicates that air pollution is responsible for 21 % of all dementia cases worldwide.