Less air pollution, better health

Various measures to reduce air pollution births had quick and drastic impact on respiratory disease, early cardiovascular disease and mortality in the population, as a new study shows.

In the study, the impact described some of the measures, where the air pollution has been reduced:

-In Ireland, the mortality rate by 13 percent, heart diseases went from the first week after the Onset of a Smoking ban in public places as a result of reduced blood flow by 26 percent, stroke by 32 percent and

  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to 38 percent. The greatest Benefit from the ban on Smoking had.

    -In the USA, half of the hospital admissions during a 13-month closure of a steel mill in Utah due to pneumonia, pleurisy, Bronchitis, and Asthma. Absenteeism in the school decreased by 40 percent, and also premature births were rare.

    -In Atlanta during the 1996 Olympic games certain city were blocked parts of 17 days for the traffic, and in the following four weeks, the visits of children with Asthma in clinics decreased by more than 40 percent.

    Factory and transport restrictions during the Olympic games in Beijing, a similar effect had, and Within two months it came up to less doctor visits due to Asthma, and fewer deaths due to cardiovascular diseases.

    Dr. Dean schrauf nail said of the study results: "We knew that the air pollution control benefits, but the extent and relatively short duration of time, in order to achieve these effects, were impressive." The economy also benefits from such measures: estimates of the US environmental protection Agency, according to the health benefits exceeded the cost of the "Clean Air Act" in order to 32 times in 25 years and 2 trillion have been saved, therefore, dollars. Emissions of the main pollutants (particulate matter, sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, volatile organic Compounds and lead) were reduced between 1990 and 2015, 73 per cent.