What Does PM Affect Public Health?

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Among all the air pollutants in ambient air, PM affects more people than any other pollutant. The effects of PM on the public health occur at experienced levels of exposure currently by most urban and rural inhabitants in both developed and developing countries. (Bhola Gurjar, 2010) The major toxic elements of PM included sulfates, nitrates; ammonia, sodium chloride, and carbon, mineral organic and inorganic substances are inhaled toxic air with every breath. Chronic exposure of these particles can increase the chances for the public to develop the following medical issues:
-Cardiovascular disease
-Respiratory disease
-Lung cancer
Indoor exposure of these toxic fumes caused by the combustion of solid fuels from open fires or kitchen stoves

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