Outdoor air pollution is a serious environmental health risk linked to both chronic and acute health conditions, including stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and respiratory infections.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), ambient (outdoor) air pollution in both cities and rural areas caused an estimated 3.7 million premature deaths worldwide in 2012, the majority of which were due to heart disease and strokes.
As WHO noted:
“Most sources of outdoor air pollution are well beyond the control of individuals and demand action by cities, as well as national and international policymakers in sector like transport, energy waste management, buildings and agriculture.”
This is largely true, but there is one environmental change that could have a dramatic influence on air pollution, and its effects on human health, independent of these other factors, and that is planting more trees (especially in urban areas).
A Most people spend as much as 90 percent of their time indoors, where indoor air quality can be up to five times worse than outdoor air, which can have a very detrimental impact on your health. For example, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), poor indoor air quality can cause or exacerbate:
· Asthma, allergies, and other respiratory problems
· Eye and skin irritations
· Sore throat, colds, and flu
· Memory loss, dizziness, fatigue, and depression
The fact that trees help to absorb and mediate some of the chemicals humans add into the environment is but one example of our intricate ties with nature, and of nature’s power to impact health and healing. Human DNA actually contains much of the same material found in the plant world, so perhaps that’s why living closer to nature can help you to live longer, and hospital patients who have a view of nature recover from illness and surgery more quickly than those who don't.
Fom 2008 to 20016 the Abhimani Foundation planted nearly 12000 plants in urban and rural areas of Parvathipuram Divisional areas where it is vulnerable for Pollution.