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How the pollutants in the air can affect adults in Delhi

How the pollutants in the air can affect adults in Delhi 

Enough discussion had been held on how air pollution has a noxious effect on human kind. Yet we don’t mind breathing in polluted air and don’t change our habits to reduce our carbon emissions. Living in Delhi, we have no option for the former argument but we can definitely do something about the latter one.

On a different note, do you know how much air pollution can affect you other than the regular uncomfortable life you had been living past days? Let’s have a quick look:

Eye irritation 

Eye irritation has become increasingly common in Delhi with rise in pollution and smog levels. It occurs due to drying of eyes by pollutants and particulate matters in the air. Wear glasses when going out and wash your eyes with clean and cold water at regular intervals. If irritation persists despite of taking precautions, you may need to see your doctor.

Can worsen pre-existing medical conditions

Adults with pre-existing lung and heart problems can face difficulty with increased levels of pollution, especially during winters. Person with any such condition should always wear face mask while going outside and avoid going to over polluted places and construction sites. See your doctor regularly as you may need to increase/alter your drug doses.

Hinder oxygen transport

Polluted air contains harmful gases like carbon monoxide which bind with haemoglobin in blood in place of oxygen. This phenomenon can reduce the oxygen carrying capacity of body and cause problems like easy fatigue and hasten ageing of the body.

Hinder oxygen transport


When we breathe in polluted air, it is equivalent to passive smoking. Common air pollutants include particulate matter, sulphur particles, and other toxic particles from different industries. These particles trigger oncogenes and cause cancerous growth in body. Most common cancer caused by pollution is lung cancer which is highly metastatic i.e. easily spreads to other body part.


Pollution is known to have deteriorated human fertility globally. Enough evidence is produced to prove that it affects the sperm count, motility, and morphology. Infertility due to pollution is also prominent in females. It is linked to early menopause and even ovarian cancers.

The seriousness of the condition is still to be understood by the people of Delhi. You need to understand that even minor health conditions can prove to be fatal eventually. Therefore, it is important to consult specialised doctors in case of any uncomfortable medical condition.

You can book an appointment at any of our centres to ensure good health of your near and dear ones:

About Bansal Global Hospital

A world class private hospital located in North-West Delhi, the Bansal Global Hospital offers the best treatment possible and care to its patients round the clock (24×7). The multi-specialty Bansal Global Hospital provides specialist medical and surgical care ranging from simple day-case procedures to complex surgeries, blood and other tests in our state of the art pathology lab, digital X-rays, inpatient facilities. The hospital has dedicated inpatient facility, with all fully air-conditioned ensuite rooms. Our staff offer high quality services to ensure that your stay with us is as comfortable as possible in private and discrete facilities.

Bansal Global Hospital C-10 Ramgarh,, Near Jahangirpuri Metro Station, Delhi, 110033
Bansal Fracture, Gynae and Kids Clinic, E-1086 Saraswati Vihar, Pitampura, Delhi 110034
Neo Kidz Clinic, C-38 Raj Nagar, Pitampura, Delhi 110034

Tel: 011-27636400
Dr Suresh Bansal – Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr Bimla Bansal – Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Dr Neha Bansal – Child Specialist

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