NEW DELHI : Specialists from the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Delhi Medical Association (DMA) and doctors from a private hospital assembled on World Environment Day to raise awareness about air pollution and its impact on human health.
The programme was in line with the theme 'Beat Air Pollution' and a call to action to check this international problem at an individual level as well.
Specialists highlighted how much each individual on average contributes to air pollution and ways to decrease air pollution with combined efforts of the society.
President, Delhi Medical Association, Dr Girish Tyagi, said, "Burning waste in the open is one of the factors for rising pollution levels. Organic waste in landfills releases dangerous dioxins, methane and black carbon into the air."
The programme was held by the Apollo Hospitals group in collaboration with the top doctors body IMA.
"Accepting the different types of pollution and how hazardous it is to our health and environment will help us to take steps towards improving the air quality,” said Dr Anil Goyal, Convener, World Environment Day, IMA.
Dr Goyal stated, "Often we cannot even see the problem, but air pollution is around us all over. We can't stop breathing, but we certainly can have an idea at our end to get better air quality."