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World Asthma Day: Survey Finds 35% of Indian kids have poor lung health

5th May is celebrated as World Asthma Day every year all across the world. However, for Indian citizens, it can be a bad day as it unveils a bad state of kids especially of the Indian Metros of Delhi, Bombay, Kolkata, Bangalore, etc.  A recent survey has revealed that more than 35 percent of kids from these named metro cities have bad lung health. This survey was carried out by a group called HEAL Foundation, which is the part of a campaign called Breathe Blue 2015.

The same study has given the causes behind the feeble lungs conditions of kids, which is nothing but the pollution in metro cities in India. The survey was based on the preliminary test called LHST (lung health screening test), which was conducted among two thousand kids of age group 9 to 15 years. The survey was aimed at mapping the efforts on air pollution, which revolved around the breathing capacity of young kids.  The same report was published in the leading daily Times of India recently.

The city that topped in this list was Delhi as every 10 kids in every 20 was seen failing in the test, which was not the case with cities like Bangalore and Bombay. The Delhi government has been criticized by one and all for having poor health infrastructure and bad pollution. This isn’t a good news, which is known to India by and large, however, the Indian government seems to be leading its life in denial mode about this heinous health conditions of kids. It is imperative for the government to take necessary steps.

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