Air pollution is the biggest impinging issue in India and the major topic for this year’s National Pollution Control Day. High concentrations of harmful gases and particles in our atmosphere negatively affect the health of humans, animals and plants. It also causes temperatures to rise, intensifying climate change. Long-term exposure to outdoor and household air pollution contributed to over 1.67 million annual deaths from stroke, heart attack, diabetes, lung cancer, chronic lung diseases and neonatal diseases in India in 2019, according to the State of Global Air 2020 by the U.S.-based Health Effects Institute.
But there’s a natural remedy: Trees.
Trees act as the earth’s purification system by absorbing airborne chemicals and releasing oxygen. To tackle global air pollution, we need to halt deforestation and plant billions of trees.
On this day, Every individual must take an oath to plant, protect and conserve trees which are fighting against Pollution to save our Mother Earth. We, at Vanam India Foundation have done our part by planting a tree at Vanalayam, Eco-green park.