Black carbon in Delhi air is five times more than in America and Europe, says new study
Experts have pointed out that Delhi is one of the most polluted cities in the world. A new study asserts that people living in Delhi are five times more likely to be exposed to black carbon than those living in North America or other European countries! Black carbon is one of the biggest contributors to global pollution, and leads to many diseases as well.
There are many factors that lead to rise in levels of black carbon in the environment. One of the main reasons being the increase in vehicles on road! Even pedestrians who walk on footpaths have a high chance of suffering from many diseases due to this form of pollution.
Incomplete combustion of fossil fuels, bio fuel, and biomass can also add to levels of black carbon which can cause respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and even birth defects.
The World Health Organization has already asserted the need to control air pollution across the world, especially in India. Unless a strict action is initiated, more people are going to fall prey to deadly diseases that occur from pollution and by inhaling black carbon.