The Invisible Villain: Understanding the Effects of Air Pollution on Lung Health

The air we breathe plays a crucial role in our health. However, with the increasing levels of air pollution, this essential factor is becoming a silent antagonist to our well-being, more specifically to our lung health. The invisible villain - 'air pollution', has major implications on human respiratory systems around the globe. This article aims at understanding this unseen enemy and its effects on lung health from various perspectives while delivering important insights into what needs to be addressed for improving overall public health. Understanding Air Pollution: Its Types and Sources As an Environmental Scientist specializing in Air Quality Monitoring, it is important to understand the various types of air pollutants and their sources. The primary pollutants that are a matter of concern include Particulate Matter (PM), Ground-Level Ozone (O3), Carbon Monoxide (CO), Sulfur Oxides (SOx), and Nitrogen Oxides (NOx). Particulate Matter (PM) refers to tiny solid or liquid particles s... See more