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Health experts demand initiatives against toxic industrial smoke

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 May 2016 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, May 3: As Asthma continues to affect people due to poor air quality, health experts on Tuesday urged the government to regulate the increasing toxic smoke from industries and dust from construction sites. The two factors have played a major role in doubling asthma patients in the country. According to the doctors, majority of the Asthma cases were caused due to Genetical Predisposition till now. But now the trend has changed. Among the rising factors behind the dreaded breathing disease are toxic smoke from industries and dust from construction sites which have deteoriated the air quality in last decade. “There is a need for the government to take steps to regulate the poisionous smoke from industries and dust from construction sites. This leads to increase in fine particles in the air and therefore increase in asthma attacks,” said Sandeep Tilve, consultant pulmonologist, SRV hospital. Tilve said deterioration in air quality has gone so low that controlling asthma has become very difficult inspite of the patients taking their medicines regularly. (IANS)

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