Deepawali is a festival of enthusiasm and happiness which everyone waits for the whole year. Meeting people, sweets and crackers make this festival quite special.
However, in the midst of all this, we all always need to pay attention to our health. Excess consumption of sweets puts you at risk of developing diabetes and obesity, while the pollution caused by the burning of crackers during Diwali can also pose many health challenges.
Keep this in mind, firecrackers have been banned in many states. In this regard, the Supreme Court said that we cannot allow firecrackers, even if they are green crackers, there is a risk of increasing pollution.
Health experts say that the pollution caused by burning of firecrackers can harm our health in many ways.
This can increase the risk of developing problems not only of the lungs, but also of the heart, eyes and many other organs.
For those who already have respiratory problems, the difficulties may increase even more.
Keep this in mind, everyone should take initiative to celebrate pollution free Diwali. Let us know how the pollution caused by firecrackers can be harmful to our health.
Environmental damage and health effects
Health experts point out, the smoke released from burning firecrackers contains many types of harmful chemicals that can cause many types of long-term health problems by polluting the environment.
Due to air pollution, the temperature of the earth is increasing year after year, which can also have many serious side effects.
Apart from this, people who are exposed to polluted air for a long time can get asthma, lung and heart diseases.
From children to the elderly, this type of environment is considered very harmful.
Pollution Cause Respiratory Problems
The effect of increased pollution due to burning of firecrackers lasts for weeks. Its effect has been seen every year in the capital Delhi.
It impairs air quality, so breathing in this type of air can also lead to a variety of respiratory diseases such as asthma, bronchitis and COPD.
This type of environment can also trigger problems for people already with asthma. There is also a risk of lung damage due to pollution in the long term.
Due to the increase in the level of pollution in the air, problems like burning, itching, redness in the eyes start happening.
This problem is a result of the high concentration of toxic nitrogen oxides in the smog.
Studies have found that people with high exposure to pollution may develop conjunctivitis, glaucoma, cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) over time.
This problem of pollution can also cause loss of eyesight, which requires special care. Irritation in the sensitive lining of the nose and throat may also increase after Diwali.
pregnant take special precautions
Health experts say, the ill-effects of air pollution during Diwali can also affect the health of the pregnant.
Exposure to air pollution during pregnancy can increase the risk of premature birth and low birth weight.
Premature birth (before 37 weeks of pregnancy) has been associated with a risk of a variety of side effects on the health of the baby. Pregnant women need to take special precautions.