A team of researchers, led by the University of Southampton has shown several evidences that if given an early exposure to air pollution then there are chances of detrimental long-term health consequences. The research study has been published in the BMJ Open, and has discovered direct geographical correlations between the deaths being caused due to cardiovascular and respiratory diseases and coal consumption in the 1950s.
The information that has been presented in the study has implications for the long-term health of people of several countries, which still depend on excessive quantities of coal for their domestic markets. It comprises some industrialized countries, including China and India, in which coal is considered as a major source of energy and are resource-poor nations. In these nations, consequent exposure and of young children and mothers to pollutants and open fires is widespread.
The Medical Research Council Clinical Professor of Immunopharmacology at the Southampton University, Professor Stephen Holgate stated that they have the known the fact from a long time that air pollution from the domestic burning of coal in the last 250 years and led to devastating effects on the human health. This has the condition during the fogs and smogs as well as during severe air pollution. In addition, the effect is expected to be long term with a high background exposure, specifically effecting the cardiovascular and lungs system.
The research study focus on emphasize on the importance of putting health above any other thing, so as to protect future generations from the toxic and harsh effects of unacceptable levels of the rising air pollution in the U.K.