Pollution linked to surge in heart attacks: Expert : The Tribune India

Join Whatsapp Channel

Pollution linked to surge in heart attacks: Expert

Pollution linked to surge in heart attacks: Expert


Tribune News Service

New Delhi, December 3

In a deeply concerning revelation, medical experts are sounding the alarm on a link between escalating pollution levels and a shocking surge in heart attacks, particularly targeting the younger generation. Renowned Indian cardiologist JPS Sawhney, serving as the Chairperson of the Department of Cardiology at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, shed light on this disquieting connection, underscoring the urgent need for integrating environmental considerations into public health strategies.

Sawhney, an expert in the medical community, points to the insidious infiltration of fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) and other pollutants into the bloodstream through the respiratory system, a process that can lead to lung problems and even failure.

Constant exposure to air pollution, stemming from industrial emissions, household pollutants, environmental factors compounds the problem. Particularly alarming is the winter season, where PM levels can skyrocket to 300-400 easily.

About The Author

The Tribune News Service brings you the latest news, analysis and insights from the region, India and around the world. Follow the Tribune News Service for a wide-ranging coverage of events as they unfold, with perspective and clarity.

#Environment #Pollution


Top News

Farmers’ protest: Samyukta Kisan Morcha observes ‘black day’, burns effigies of BJP leaders

Farmers’ protest: Samyukta Kisan Morcha observes ‘black day’, burns effigies of BJP leaders

The call was given by SKM on Thursday to mourn the death of ...

Farmer from Punjab’s Bathinda dies at Khanauri border

Farmer from Punjab’s Bathinda dies at Khanauri border

The reason behind the death will be ascertained after the po...


Cities

View All