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.