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Airborne particulate matter & health hazards

Swati Kumaria* & M.K.Jamuara
a*Department of Zoology, Ranchi University, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India.
Received 22nd July, 2013; Revised 30th August, 2013

Abstract :Airborne suspended particulate matter (SPM) is a serious worldwide concern since it is linked with adverse health effects. Air pollution is on account of modern civilization linked with increasing number of vehicular traffic on the road, industries and aircraft in air. The exponential growth in the human population is also an indirect cause of air pollution. Particulate matter (PM) is also associated with automatic function of the heart, including increased heat-rate, decreased heart-rate variability and increase in cardiac arrthythmias. SPM is also associated with acute & chronic respiratory disorders, lung cancer, morbidity and mortality

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