Is Air Pollution declining the life span of Indians… Causes, Effects and Solutions of air pollution

On September 1,  2021, a report published by the United States-based research group -Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC), found that all of India's 1.3 billion residents face annual average air pollution levels that exceed guidelines as set by the World Health Organization. More than that, this air pollution could be reducing the life expectancy of hundreds of millions of people by as much as nine years. According to the study, the most polluted areas in the country are the Northern Plains (Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and West Bengal). The region is home to 40 percent of the country’s population (480 million people). According to the Air Quality Life Index (AQLI), in 2019, the average particulate matter (PM) 2.5 concentration in the region was 70.3 micrograms, the highest in the world and seven times the WHO’s guideline. The World Health Organization’s guidelines are that it should be 10 micrograms per cubic meter. The amount of PM2.5 was 7 times higher. https://the-social-truth.blogspot.com/2021/09/is-air-pollution-declining-life-span-of.html It is an unavoidable truth that air pollution is injurious to human health. the higher the level of air pollution causes higher risks of severe diseases, it can even affect our life expectancy. According to the IMPRI(Impact and policy research institute) report, the average age of an Indian is declining by 5.9 years. Due to high levels of air pollution in Delhi, the average life expectancy is declining by 9.7 years, while in Uttar Pradesh it is 9.5, in Bihar 8.8, in Haryana 8.4, in Jharkhand 7.3 and in West Bengal 6.8 years. According to the study, "India's capital Delhi is highly polluted. Residents of Delhi can add up to 10 years to their lives if pollution is reduced to meet WHO guidelines, up to 7 years if pollution is India's national standard." This air pollution likely shortens the life expectancy of 40% of Indians – that is about 520 million people.(CNN report)

Everything you need to know about 'Narcissistic Personality Disorder'

'Narcissistic Personality Disorder'(NPD) which is also known as 'Megalomania' can be define as an excessive preoccupation with or admiration of oneself or one who is engage with absurd thoughts. The person suffering with this illness is struggling with an excessive sense of self importance. Even though he has not been able to achieve anything in life, but all the time he is full of pride of attaining power. He fantasizing about success, grandeur and about being influential, famous or important. Not only this, he likes to hear his praises. He uses other people as supply to feed his ego. According to NIH (National Health Institute of India) report – ‘NPD appears to be one of the most controversially discussed nosological entities in psychiatry. Where Individuals with NPD may experience significant psychological distress related to interpersonal conflict and functional impairment. https://the-social-truth.blogspot.com/2021/07/everything-you-need-to-know-about.html Data reveals that ‘Narcissistic Personality Disorder’ affects more men than women. This type of narcissistic behavior often begins in the teens or at the age of early adulthood. People having NPD generally feel unhappy and disappointed when they're not given the special favors or admiration which they believe they deserve. They may find their relationships unfulfilling, and others may not enjoy being around them. They may fail to build a healthy family and marital relationship. Even the victim fails to understand that he is suffering from a rare mental disorder.

Dementia - ‘Another truth of ageing’, types, causes and cures

Dementia, which is another form of mental aberration, is a syndrome for which age is one of the strongest known risk factors.  It is not a chronic disease or any kind of mental disorder but is simply a mental stage, affecting memory, decision-making capacity, thought process and understanding, emotional degradation and normal functioning in old age. https://the-social-truth.blogspot.com/2021/09/dementia-and-alzheimer-another-truth-of.html On the other hand, Dementia may also develop after a stroke or in the context of certain infections such as HIV(HIV associated neurocognitive disorder), harmful use of alcohol, repetitive physical injuries to the brain (known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy) or nutritional deficiencies. The boundaries between different forms of dementia are indistinct and mixed forms often co-exist. According to a World Health Organization (WHO) recent report–‘Dementia is currently the seventh leading cause of deathamong all diseases. Worldwide, around 55 million people have dementia, with over 60% living in low- and middle-income countries. As the proportion of older people in the population is increasing in nearly every country, this number is expected to rise to 78 million in 2030 and 139 million in 2050.’
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