Environmental Pollution and Population Disorders: A Brief Communication

Environmental Pollution and Population Disorders

  • Debraj Mukhopadhyay Department of Public Health, School of Allied Health Sciences, Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University (DPSRU), New Delhi, India
  • J. Swaminathan Assistant Professor, School of Allied Health Sciences, Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University (DPSRU), New Delhi, India
  • Soham Basu Research Scholar, Institute of Forest Ecology, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Mendel University, Brno, Republic, Europe
  • Atreyee Bhattacharyya School of Health Sciences, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, NSHM Knowledge Campus, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • Parth Patel H. K. College of Pharmacy, Jogeshwari West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Dattatreya Mukherjee MBBS Student and Research Assistant, International School, Jinan University, Guangzhou, P.R China, East Asia
Keywords: Environmental Pollution, Particulate Matter, Chronic Diseases, Health Hazards

Abstract

Most diseases in society have a complicated epidemiology including various chemical influences such as biology, diet and environmental pollution (EP). “The most dangerous contaminants included particulate matter (PMs), nitrogen oxides, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), heavy metals, pesticides, hormones, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)”. Indeed, there are countless potential contaminants and most have never been assessed as toxic and health hazards, particularly when new chemicals are constantly being developed as a result of interactions with existing chemicals. The effects of these new substances on wellbeing are almost difficult to assess. Previous reports show a wide range of pollution-related diseases. EP has been linked to an elevated prevalence of some malignancies, an increase in all-cause mortality, coronary disease progression, recurring illnesses, “disrupted intellectual and psychomotor development in infants, type 2 diabetes, breathing and immune system as well as brain-degenerative disorders.” EP is a significant reason of mortality and morbidity around the globe, initiating high expenditures in health care. Ecological, biological and toxicological testing is needed to determine the environmental toxins and at what amounts are most dangerous to animals and humans. It will only be possible to enhance environmental security by interdisciplinary collaboration and public awareness-raising programs.

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Published
2021-05-06