Meerut. As usual, once again NCR has come under the grip of pollution and the figure is increasing so fast that the residents of the city are facing respiratory problems. According to statistics, due to the ever-increasing pollution, there has been a huge increase in the patients of respiratory diseases. Especially, there has been a record increase in the number of patients of COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease at the government level, who cannot say when this problem will be solved, but according to doctors, people will have to take care of their own health. Doctors say that people have to control themselves to avoid air pollution. You will have to leave the house less and if you have to go out for some important work, then the mask must be worn.
Pollution levels beyond danger in NCR
According to experts, the air pollution running at dangerous level in NCR is now attacking the health of the people. Especially the number of respiratory patients is increasing continuously. There is a record increase in the cases of COPD i.e. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease along with normal respiratory patients.
Young children are also facing the problem of COPD
Doctors say that COPD is a respiratory disease and this disease is now affecting even non-smokers. The main reason for this is air pollution. Earlier this disease used to happen to people above the age of sixty. But now such disease is being seen even in small children. Doctors say that the name of COPD comes in the world’s deadliest diseases.
fine for burning garbage
Meerut district administration is also imposing fines on those who burn garbage for the prevention of air pollution. The DM said that the Municipal Corporation and Cantt Board have also been fined. A fine of twenty five thousand has been imposed on the Municipal Corporation. Not only this, he told that two factories that emit black smoke have been sealed. However, the DM says that the AQI of Meerut is low as compared to other districts of NCR. The DM said that the Meerut Municipal Corporation is also continuously sprinkling water.
mask best solution
To avoid the ever-increasing pollution, doctors are advising to apply masks regularly, by applying masks, respiratory problems can be avoided to a great extent. Doctors are treating COPD patients in a very hi-tech way.
AQI crosses 300 in Meerut
It is worth noting that the air purity standard of the entire NCR including Meerut continues to be at a dangerous level. In Meerut, AQI is crossing 300, while Baghpat’s AQI is 308, Bulandshahr 308, Ghaziabad’s AQI 355, Hapur’s AQI is 270 Moradabad’s AQI is 302 while Muzaffarnagar’s AQI is 318.
It is worth noting that the pollution control department measures the air quality index from zero to 500. The air from zero to 50 AQI is considered good and it is considered in the green zone from the point of view of health. The Yellow Zone comes between 51 and 100. When the AQI exceeds 150, it is said to be in the Orange Zone. This means that the air is not good for the elderly and the sick. AQI between 151 to 200 falls in the red zone. When the AQI is between 201 to 300, the risk to health increases. If the AQI exceeds 301 it is considered as a health emergency from the point of view of health.