Air pollution is increasing health risks
Sadia Noor Portia (7th semester – English Department,
Independent University, Bangladesh)
Air pollution has become a particularly hot topic of the present day. Air pollution is increasing a wide variety of health risks. Children and the elderly, in particular, are more likely to suffer from air pollution. In air pollution, for a long time sometimes Dhaka has been in the top spot and again in the second and third places.
The government is preparing to take various steps to prevent pollution. But no special action has been taken. However, a committee has taken various steps yesterday to prevent air pollution around Dhaka, including Dhaka. The high-powered committee has decided to strictly apply the 2008 policy and to include 12 rules in the policy.
This year, winter has had a bit more effective than the last few years. Severe and gentle cold waves have occurred several times in phases. The whole of Bangladesh, including Dhaka, has shivered. Due to less humidity in winter, the problem of air pollution has increased significantly.
Experts say the impact of bad air quality has led to various health risks. Children and the elderly were on the special list of health risks.
Due to bad air quality, by the inhalation of polluted air various diseases have been created. In particular, asthma, allergies, pneumonia, inflammation, respiratory tract infections are on the rise.
Various steps and emergencies were declared in the country if the air condition was bad. But no such action was seen in Dhaka. Although various steps are now being taken. It is not yet known how much of those steps will play a role in preventing air pollution.
To prevent air pollution, various steps should be taken by common people with the government. It is not possible for the government to solve all the issues alone.
In Bangladesh, brick kilns and mills are being constructed illegally from which the levels of air pollution are increasing. At present, the government is trying to shut down those illegal constructions, but if we were to work in our own charge here to stop air pollution, there would not have been such an amount of air pollution now.