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5 Ways to Take Care of Pollution Related Health Problem

India is the second most populated country in the world, as a huge nation it has led to a rapid growth in industrialization. As compared to the other nations in the world, India and China has worst pollution levels. In May 2014, WHO showed India as one of the most air polluted countries in the world. Not just air pollution, the density in number of water and noise pollution related health cases are also rising at an alarming rate. All three types of pollution (air, water & noise) lead to hazardous health disorders. Be it the continuous emissions from factories & vehicles or discarding industrial waste in drinking water resources, each and every human action is causing severe health issues.

Let’s classify the major health related issues faced due to water and air pollution:

Air Pollution

Water Pollution

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Lung cancer
  • Respiratory infections
  • Diarrhoea
  • Cholera
  • Typhoid
  • Dysentery
  • Hepatitis A

How to safeguard yourself from these attacking pollution related diseases?

Preventive Measures to combat pollution related health hazards

Air Pollution

Water Pollution

  • Avoid smoking indoors
  • Wear a mask before stepping out of your home
  • Make sure your gas stove hoods are well ventilated.
  • Clean the dust surfaces frequently
  • Minimize the use of air freshener
  • Remove shoes outside the door


  • Consume boiled water.
  • Wash your hands with clean water before having meals.
  • Avoid consuming road side drinks, as it may carry bacteria
  • Water has to pass through UV filters, ordinary filters do not clean water

Like we know there are various measures taken by the government and W.H.O for controlling pollution, however it is essential that we follow certain preventive measures to keep the pollution related health problems at bay.

How Health Insurance acts as a savior?

Health Insurance plans have gained tremendous impetus in India; the awareness is growing with the passing days. Since, India is ranking high in terms of pollution related health sufferings, it’s important to secure your health for meeting medically necessary expenses. In a nutshell, a health insurance plan covers medically necessary expenses for treating ailment, disease, illness or injury caused due to infection or accident. In case you suffer from any disease and undergo medical treatment, a comprehensive health insurance plan will cover expenses for hospitalization, pre and post hospitalization, day care treatments and critical illnesses too. If you wish to change the method of treatment, you can opt for AYUSH benefits which cover treatment expenses for Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Unani and Siddha. With flexibility to opt for medical treatment method and total cover of medical expenses, a health insurance policy helps you undergo quality medical treatment to fight against pollution related diseases.

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