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November , 2014
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High on haze: Air pollution to be blamed for eye disorders

Source: Millenium Post, Date: November , 2014

According to a recent study by WHO (World Health Organization), Delhi has been rated as the world’s worst city for air pollution, with an annual average of 153 micrograms of small particulates, known as PM 2.5, per cubic metre. This has had serious fallouts on the general health of Delhiites with a sudden rise in eye disorders like allergic conjunctivitis, dry eye syndrome and excessive irritation. Air pollution besides taking a toll on our respiratory system is also affecting the eyes. According to doctors, due to increase in level of air pollution, the number of patients suffering from eye problems have increased by 20-30 per cent over the past three years.

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