Damage Caused to the Respiratory System by Pollution








In the framework of the 10th Environmental Week in 2018, a symposium on Effects of Environmental Pollution on the Respiratory System was organized by Faculty of Science. One of the potent dangers is the environmental pollution that is the introduction of contaminants into the natural environment that cause adverse change. Pollution can take the form of chemical substances or energy, such as noise, heat or light. Long-term effects of air pollution include serious diseases like cancer. The highly polluted city air slowly metamorphoses our healthy and pink colored lung tissues into darkened particles of smog, dust, and other pollutants, making the lungs more vulnerable to infection. Also, the highly sensitive respiratory system can be damaged as stated by Dean of Faculty of Science Prof. Mohammed Azoz.