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Health hazards caused by air pollution

Delhi struggles to breathe

People in New Delhi have been waking up to thick layers of toxic haze as the AQI has entered the "severe" category in several parts of the Indian capital.

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Impact of air pollution

While air pollution undoubtedly poses great threat to everything, it's an extreme health hazard as well. Here are some of the diseases air pollution can cause.

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Heart disease

Pollution has been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. It can lead to inflammation and damage to the heart and blood vessels, which can cause heart attacks and more.

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Cancer is one of the most common air pollution diseases, and can most commonly affect the lungs.

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Asthma is often triggered by environmental factors such as air pollution, cold weather, or pollen.

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Bronchitis is another common air pollution-related disease. It occurs when the bronchi, or airways, become inflamed and irritated.

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a lung condition that makes it hard to breathe and is caused by long-term exposure to harmful particles in the air.

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Other diseases

Air pollution can also cause neurological disorders, kidney damage and gastrointestinal issues.

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