The air pollution in Taichung has exploded for several days. Many people with sensitive upper respiratory tract feel uncomfortable in their nose and throat, and children with allergic nose are even worse, coughing non-stop. October enters the air pollution season, the weather is gray, and the air quality can be seen with the eyes. In recent years, smog and purple explosion news have emerged one after another. Perhaps you still want to ask, where does so much air pollution come from? Is it really serious enough to affect me? Many research reports and statistics have pointed out that air pollution often leads to cancer, heart, lung and respiratory diseases. Whether short-term or long-term effects, personal health must not be neglected. Lung cancer super killer! Taiwan and the world are simultaneously facing multiple blows from the air pollution crisis In Taiwan, 52% of PM2.5 pollution source emissions are from industry (including power industry), followed by 33% of vehicle emissions.
The Ministry of Health and Welfare released the statistics of the top 10 causes of death among Chinese people in August this year. Cancer has been the champion for 34 consecutive years, among which "lung cancer" is the most. In 2001, lung cancer has become the leading cause of cancer deaths in Taiwan. Chinese people’s hospital visits for pneumonia, trachea and number list bronchi and other respiratory problems are the first among all causes. Every year, 860 people die from lung, bronchus, and trachea-related cancers. In recent years, lung cancer has become younger and younger. Under the multiple attack of personal smoking factors and external environmental factors, air pollution has become the killer of lung cancer! In 2016, the global air pollution crisis is still pervasive, and fine suspended particulates (PM2.5) have become one of the indicators of public awareness of air pollution; its particle size is smaller than 1/28 of the diameter of a human hair, and it is easy to breathe with the human body.
When it is inhaled into the trachea, it can even penetrate the alveoli directly into the blood vessels of the human body, and circulate with the blood throughout the body. According to a report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) earlier this year, the number of deaths from non-communicable diseases caused by air pollution (including exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke) is currently as high as 8.2 million (Note 1), and 92% of the world's population is Living in an area where air quality levels exceed WHO limits (Note 2). A joint report by the World Bank a few months ago pointed out that air pollution has become the fourth leading cause of death in the world (Note 3). It can be seen from this that air pollution, PM2.5 and other fine suspended particles can be said to be ubiquitous. Whether you are a congenital allergic person or accidentally "acquired allergy", do we have another way to improve our personal "air quality"? Also reposition the "quality of life" together.