Pollution from diesel vehicles is causing stunted growth of kids’ lungs, impairing them damaged for life, a chief study has found. The research was carried with over 2,000 school children in London and in the city it is the first such study where diesel pollution is considered a significant issue. It also revealed that cost to put off polluting trucks from inflowing the city has reduced air pollution but did not decrease the harm to children’s lungs.
The WHO (World Health Organization) categorizes air pollution a global public wellbeing emergency. Air pollution alone causes 7 Million premature deaths each year. Approximately, 90% of children around the globe inhales unsafe air. Especially, budding children are prone to toxic air and earlier research has associated it with fewer birth weights, obesity, cot deaths, and mental health issues. This study discloses the horrible legacy of succeeding administration’s failure to take action over prohibited levels of air pollution. Most urban areas in the U.K. have illegitimate levels of NO2 (nitrogen dioxide) pollution and the administration has faced three legal conquers over the inadequacy of its actions. The most recent government action plan, which environmental attorneys called “pitiful”, disclosed air pollution was even worse than formerly feared. Professor Chris Griffiths—at the Queen Mary University of London—who led the research team stated that we are nurturing a generation of children having stunted lung capacity.
Recently, the WHO was also in news for warning that antibiotics consumption is riskily high in a couple of countries while an insufficiency in other countries is cheering risky maltreatment. The scarcity is mounting the development of lethal superbug infections. The UN health agency stated that it has gathered information on antibiotics consumption across the worldwide and has found out vast differences in consumption. The WHO stated in its announcement that there is a large variation in antibiotic consumption globally that signifies several countries are conceivably overusing antibiotics, whereas, other countries might not have ample access to these life-savior drugs.