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Air pollution as bad as smoking a cigarette pack per day

Climate Healthshots

If you live in areas with increased levels of ozone, researchers found an increase in emphysema roughly the equivalent of smoking a pack of cigarettes a day for 29 years.
'New York: Researchers have found that ozone air pollution which is increasing with climate change can accelerate lung disease as much as that by smoking a pack of cigarettes a day. “We were surprised to see how strong air pollution’s impact was on the progression of emphysema on lung scans, in the same league as the effects of cigarette smoking, which is by far the best-known cause of emphysema,” said Joel Kaufman, Professor at the University of Washington. If you live in areas with increased levels of ozone , researchers found an increase in emphysema roughly the equivalent of smoking a pack of cigarettes a day for 29 years. The study, published in the journal JAMA, demonstrates an association between long-term exposure to major air pollutants – especially ozone – with an increase in emphysema seen on lung scans. Emphysema is a condition in which destruction of lung tissue leads to wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath and increases the risk of death. The results are based on an extensive, 18-year study involving more than 7,000 people and a detailed examination of the air pollution they encountered between 2000 and 2018 in six metropolitan regions across the US. The participants were drawn from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) Air and Lung studies. “To our knowledge, this is the first longitudinal study to assess the association between long-term exposure to air pollutants and progression of percent emphysema in a large, community-based, multi-ethnic cohort,” said Meng Wang, Assistant Professor at the University at Buffalo. While most of the airborne pollutants are in decline because of successful efforts to reduce them, ozone has been increasing, researchers said. Ground-level ozone is mostly produced when ultraviolet light reacts with pollutants from fossil fuels.'

Kunal to betray Meenakshi and marry Kuhu in Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke

Movies Tellychakkar

MUMBAI: Star Plus' popular daily soap Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke is gearing up for new drama and dhamaka.Meenakshi has planned Kunal and Kuhu's wedding drama to keep Mishti away from Abeer.Kunal is aware that Meenakshi does not intend to get him
'News Kunal to betray Meenakshi and marry Kuhu in Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke MUMBAI: Star Plus' popular daily soap Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke is gearing up for new drama and dhamaka.Meenakshi has planned Kunal and Kuhu's wedding drama to keep Mishti away from Abeer.Kunal is aware that Meenakshi does not intend to get him married to Kuhu.However, Kunal has gradually started to fall in love with Kuhu.The story will take a shocking turn when Kunal goes against his Meenakshi to marry Kuhu, as he realizes that it is not right to punish Kuhu for Mishti's mistake.It will be interesting to see how Meenakshi reacts to this. 10 Aug 2019 10:01 AM | TellychakkarTeam'

Hanuman lashes out at Babita in Patiala Babes

Movies Tellychakkar

MUMBAI: Sony Entertainment Television's popular daily soap Patiala Babes is gearing up for new drama and dhamaka.We have seen that Hanuman is ready to confess his love for Babita and take the relationship forward.However, before he can do so, his
'News Hanuman lashes out at Babita in Patiala Babes MUMBAI: Sony Entertainment Television's popular daily soap Patiala Babes is gearing up for new drama and dhamaka.We have seen that Hanuman is ready to confess his love for Babita and take the relationship forward.However, before he can do so, his past knocks at his door.Hanuman is being convicted for Imarti's murder.Minni is shocked when she hears this, while Babita finds Hanuman tensed and tries to take care of him.Hanuman is devastated and thus lashes at Babita. He asks her to control her emotions and not build any connection with him, as he does not want his painful past to affect Babita.It will be interesting to see how Babita reacts. 09 Aug 2019 09:32 AM | TellychakkarTeam'

Meher reveals the truth to Sarabjit on their wedding night in Choti Sardarni

Movies Tellychakkar

MUMBAI: In Colors' popular show Choti Sardarni, Meher has agreed to marry Sarabjit.While the pre-wedding rituals are on, Kulwant emotionally blackmails and tortures Meher.Finally, Meher and Sarabjit get married.But the biggest turning point in the
'News Meher reveals the truth to Sarabjit on their wedding night in Choti Sardarni MUMBAI: In Colors' popular show Choti Sardarni, Meher has agreed to marry Sarabjit. While the pre-wedding rituals are on, Kulwant emotionally blackmails and tortures Meher. Finally, Meher and Sarabjit get married. But the biggest turning point in the story is yet to come. Meher tries every possible way to reveal the truth to Sarabjit before the wedding, but she fails. On her wedding night with Sarabjit, Meher finally reveals her past to him. Along with this major shocker, Meher tells him to consider her as only Param's mother and not his wife. It will be interesting to see how Sarabjit reacts upon knowing Meher's truth. 07 Aug 2019 10:00 AM | TellychakkarTeam'

Do you know why ants walk in line?

Royal Orissa POST

In order to maintain ecological balance, God has created different kinds of creatures. Ant is one of them. You must have seen that ants always move forward in line, but do you know why? Let’s tell you the reason behind it? Ants are social insects
'In order to maintain ecological balance, God has created different kinds of creatures. Ant is one of them. You must have seen that ants always move forward in line, but do you know why? Let’s tell you the reason behind it? Ants are social insects and live in colonies. In those colonies queen ant, male ant and a number of female ants live. Queen Ant usually gives birth to millions of ants. Male ants have feathers while females do not have. Usually we see only two types of ants red and black, but you will be astonished to know that there are more than 12 thousand species of ants in the world. Except Antarctica, ants are found in every corners of the world. World’s most dangerous ants are found in the Amazon forests in Brazil. They are very fast and it is said that when they bite it seems like a bullet shot in the body, because of this specialty, these ants are known as ‘Bullet ant’. Ants fall into the category of longest-lived insects. Ant is one of the strongest creatures in the world considering its size. However, they have the ability to lift 50 times more weight than theirs. Ants do not have lungs. They have small holes on their bodies for inhaling oxygen and exhaling carbon dioxide. Ants do not have ears but reacts on the vibration of the ground. Although, ants have eyes but they are for show. When these ants come out in search of food, their queen secretes the chemical called Pheromones (a chemical substance produced and released into the environment by insects) on their way. The other ants follow her by smelling it which makes the line straight. This is the reason why ants walk in a line.   PNN/Agencies'