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Asthma victims get premature delivery due to air pollution

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Pregnant women who also have asthma have an increased risk of premature labor due to air pollution.

The risk of asthma is up to 30 percent in women with more than 30 parts per billion exposure to nitrogen oxide up to three months before conception, while in women without asthma it is eight percent.

Women with asthma are at 12 percent higher risk of premature labor due to exposure to carbon monoxide for the same time.

The last six weeks are also very severe for pregnant women with asthma. Exposure to highly polluting particles, such as acids, metals, and dust particles in the air, also increases the risk of premature labor.

People with asthma should avoid going out of the house during times of extreme pollution to avoid air pollution. We should take measures to reduce air pollution.

Air pollution affects our respiratory system, which causes difficulty in breathing and increases the risk of diseases like asthma, bronchitis, lung cancer, tuberculosis and pneumonia.

Air pollution damages the ozone layer and UV rays can reach the earth and damage skin cancer, eyes and immunity. Air pollution creates a greenhouse effect, increasing the heat in the Earth’s atmosphere, causing changes in weather and increasing sea levels.

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Yogi meets filmmakers, invites them to UP

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Several filmmakers on Tuesday met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath through video conferencing to discuss the film city project.

The Chief Minister shared a presentation with the guests and assured filmmakers of all help in film making in the state. He said that the proposed film city would be spread over 1,000 acres of land.

He said that Uttar Pradesh was the heart and hub of India — be it the Freedom Struggle movement, culture or mythology.

“We have Ayodhya, Kashi and Mathura. There is Hastinapur which is related to Mahabharat. There is history and there is culture here,” he added.

The Chief Minister spoke about the state’s connectivity and said that the Jewar international airport project was underway and many new airports were on the anvil.

The Chief Minister also spoke about the Kumbh Mela organised by his government last year and said that the event had been appreciated worldwide.

Among those who attended the meeting included actor Paresh Rawal, Anupam Kher, singers Anup Jalota, Udit Narain and Kailash Kher, lyricist Manoj Muntashir, filmmakers Satish Kaushik, Subhash Ghai, David Dhawan, Priyadarshan, Saundarya Rajnikanth, Raveena Tandon and Raju Srivastava, among others.

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