A shocking study has revealed that around 2 million children worldwide suffer from asthma every year due to traffic pollution.
A new study published in the Lancet Planetary Health has found that air pollution is a major cause of asthma in children. This is becoming a major problem in major cities around the world.
The first such study involved more than 13,000 cities, from Los Angeles to Mumbai, to assess children’s asthma from this type of air pollution.
Suzanne Annenberg, a professor of environmental and occupational health at George Washington University and co-author of the research, said: Is too big Research shows that clean air must be an important part of the strategy to keep children healthy.
Effects of air pollution related to traffic
Researchers analyzed the presence of nitrogen dioxide on Earth for investigation. It is a polluted gas emitted from vehicle fumes, power plants and industrial sites.
The team also looked at how many children suffered from asthma between 2000 and 2019.
The information reported in the research is:
In 2019, cities accounted for two-thirds of the approximately 1.85 million new cases of asthma reported in children worldwide due to nitrogen dioxide.
Nitrogen dioxide in urban areas has recently reduced the incidence of asthma in children. This is because countries like the United States have strict laws on air pollution.
Air pollution caused by nitrogen dioxide despite improvements in Europe and America South Asia, South Africa Sahara And in the Middle East,
Cases of asthma in children linked to nitrogen dioxide in South Asia and South Africa Sahara Presents a heavy burden on public health.
An earlier study by the team revealed that nitrogen dioxide is associated with about 13% of pediatric asthma cases worldwide and about 50% of cases in 250 densely populated cities.
However, the rate of asthma cases in children, which was 20% in 2000 due to nitrogen dioxide, decreased to 16% in 2019. Which makes it clear that the reduction in air pollution in Europe and the United States has had significant health benefits for children.