The importance of air
quality in terms of public
Every day, more than 11.000 liters of air moves in & out of the lungs of an average person with an average weight. This amount varies according to the age and physical activity of the individual.
Quality of respiration is a major factor in the effective functioning of human metabolism, and the air inhaled is fundamental to that process. Every year, 3.7 million people die because of air pollution, and this forms the 5 percent of all deaths.
When air pollutants first enter into the respiratory system, they move past the lungs before reaching the circulatory system where they are then carried around the body and capable of affecting all physiological processes.
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared that air pollution was the main environmental cause of death from cancer.
Not just children and old people; it is now known that everyone exposed to air pollution has an increased risk of heart and respiratory diseases (asthma, COPD stroke and similar diseases and premature death.
On the other hand, it reveals that death caused by diseases of the heart and respiratory system are directly related to air pollution and if air pollution decreases, death rates will decreased.
Hava Kirliliği pek çok sağlık sorununu etkiliyor
The number of lung cancer
The frequency of chronic
The frequency of chest
The frequency of coughing/
The number of acute
respiratory distress cases
The frequency of eye, nose
and throat irritation
The mortality rate due to
The costs for health care
Air pollution directly causes the death of
3.7 million people annually.
(WHO Air Pollution Report / 2016)