Pollution continues to batter city’s lungs, ears

Pollution continues to batter city’s lungs, ears

Organisation: The Express Tribune (Pakistan)

Publication Date: 04/03/2016

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My project is about traffic police officers, vendors at risk of air pollution. Urbanisation, increasing population and migration of people from rural to urban areas do not come without a host of problems for the provincial capital; chief among which is pollution. Environmental challenges have left citizens exposed to toxic hazards such as clouds of black smoke emitting from the ever-increasing number of vehicles. These would have been declared unfit to be on roads in most countries – not in Pakistan. According to the study published in the journal ‘Nature’ in September 2015, Pakistan ranked third with 110,000 deaths annually from air pollution. Vehicular traffic, industries and other factors are responsible for air pollution in the provincial metropolis. According to the Urban Unit Policy survey, some 0.75 million vehicles—registered and unregistered—ply the roads of Peshawar. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recognises a majority of hearing loss cases is not due to age, but exposure to noise.

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