Mumbai, 17 November, 2015: Blueair, a world leader in health enhancing mobile indoor air purification technologies, today issued a call for greater public awareness about the causes and alleviation of chronic obstruction pulmonary disease (COPD). World Health Organisation (WHO) ranks COPD as one of the leading causes of death in the world – and the second biggest killer in India, taking the lives of around 500,000 men, women and children every year.
Vijay Kannan, Head of Blueair India, said, “It is staggering that a technologically advanced society like India which can successfully put rockets into space does not invest more into protecting the health of its citizens from CODP, which is preventable.”
Dr. PM Bhujang, President, Association of Hospital said, “The metropolitan cities are highly affected with outdoor pollution and one hardly realizes how harmful inhaling this polluted air could be. The primary cause of COPD is tobacco smoke as well as air pollution, dust and chemicals in the workplace or at home. Also, WHO says 40 - 50 percent of lifelong smokers develop COPD.”
Further adding Mr. Kannan said, “Humans on average take 960 breaths every hour and while most of us don’t think much about it, this means we are breathing in 10,000 liters of air – and all the nasty stuff in it – each and every day. Even worse, such pollution effects children more than adults because their young lungs are still developing.”
Blueair urges Indian’s mindful of their health and wellbeing to take greater individual responsibility for the indoor air they and those around them breathe. There is not much we can do as individuals about the air pollution in our cities. But we can take simple steps to alleviate the potential consequences of indoor airborne pollution such as COPD by simply installing an air purifier, like those made by Blueair, which can capture up to 99.97% of airborne particles such as smoke, dust, chemicals and fumes