We really don’t want our future generations to live in an unhealthy environment in Delhi.
We really don’t want our children or our elders to get into incessant coughing due to pollution.
The realities of modern life mean the noises created in our world are not going to suddenly fall silent.
Instead, we need to recognise that noise pollution is a serious health concern worthy of our attention, and find realistic and sustainable ways to manage and reduce it—starting with banning those rubbish truck pickups in the middle of the night!
These sources of pollution don't simply have a negative impact on the natural world, but they can have a measurable effect on the health of human beings as well.
Air pollution is defined as any contamination of the atmosphere that disturbs the natural composition and chemistry of the air.Pollution is one of the major issues causing concern not only in India but across the world.The technological advancement and speedy development since India’s Independence has come at a great environmental cost.Like we say charity begins at home, I take a pledge to do what I can for my environment and protect it to the best I can.If each one of us takes a pledge to do our bit for our environment, I am sure Delhi will be a better place to live in. Read More: Most Polluted Cities in India Pollution in Delhi after Diwali Celebration Delhi’s Odd-Even Scheme Observations Delhi’s odd-even car rule to reduce pollution How can Delhi bring down its pollution levels?It is this response that can lead to cardiovascular disease and other health issues.A study undertaken by Dr Orfeu Buxton, a sleep expert at Harvard University, monitored the brain activity of healthy volunteers, who were played 10-second sound clips of different types of noise as they slept. Exposure to prolonged or excessive noise has been shown to cause a range of health problems ranging from stress, poor concentration, productivity losses in the workplace, and communication difficulties and fatigue from lack of sleep, to more serious issues such as cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment, tinnitus and hearing loss.The studies analysed environmental noise from planes, trains and vehicles, as well as other city sources, and then looked at links to health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, sleep disturbance, tinnitus, cognitive impairment in children, and annoyance.The authors also noted that while other forms of pollution are decreasing, noise pollution is increasing.Interestingly, it may be the sounds we aren’t even aware we’re hearing that are affecting us the most, in particular, those we ‘hear’ when we’re asleep.